Prestigious Presentation Evening for Cronton Science and Medical Society
On Wednesday 8th March 2017, students who are part of the prestigious Cronton Sixth Form Science and Medical Society took part in a highly successful Medical Presentation evening at the College.
The Science and Medical society is a venture at Cronton, combining the Professional Studies in medicine Programme with valuable experience in problem based learning and public speaking.
The evening was organised to offer the talented science students an opportunity to work in small groups to research a medical project to develop team work and leadership skills. The groups all prepared a five minute presentation to a large audience. Topics included Scurvy, Bulimia, Malaria and MRI scans.
At the beginning of this year the students from the Science and Medical Society chose to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. After various fundraising events including the sponsored neuronal challenge, where all AS students were challenged to make the longest chain of nerve cells out of matchsticks and plasticine, they have managed to raise a wonderful £1,612 for the charity. Sarah Green from Parkinson’s UK was present at the event and was delighted to receive the cheque from the hard working students.
Science tutor Jill Greenhalgh said, “The presentation evening has been a wonderful success. It has been a privilege to work with these students and we have been very proud of the professional manner in which they have conducted themselves. The students have worked on these projects with great energy and commitment and have taken inspiration and tips for their presentations from the visiting speakers on dentistry malaria and tissue engineering. They have undertaken a Viva with Dr Kearns from Liverpool university where they were cross examined on their knowledge of their chosen subjects. Dr Kearns was very impressed with the standard and confidence of our students. During the past few weeks, the students have also had the opportunity to work with Matt Plant, Performing Arts Tutor at the College, to further develop their presentation skills.
“Over the past year the students have grown in confidence and maturity. Their leadership and team working skills have developed in a mutually supportive environment where the students have been able to increase their knowledge in science and medicine as well as fundraising for Parkinson’s UK.The students have thoroughly enjoyed raising the money and are thrilled that this money can be used to search for cures for Parkinson’s.”