Newbury Park students enjoy an informative medical fair

Twenty different healthcare professionals were invited to meet the students

Twenty different healthcare professionals were invited to meet the students - Credit: Archant

Students enjoyed an interesting day when their school held a successful medical fair.

20 different healthcare professionals were welcomed to Oaks Park High School, Oaks Lane, Newbury Park, to speak to children from Year 9 to 13 about their work.

With a large number of pupils studying maths and science, the school wanted to show them the many different branches that there are to the medical profession.

Lynda Smith and Paula Sumray are the careers co-ordinators who organised the event.

“I think it was just wonderful for them to be able to talk on a one to one basis to a doctor or a surgeon”. said Paula.

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“All the speakers were absolutely superb. They spoke about what they do and how they got there”.

The event was attended by an orthopaedic surgeon, midwife, dentist, optician and two former Oaks Park students who are now pharmacists.

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In a feedback survey about the day, one student wrote: “I was given lots of information and I am now interested in doing medicine in my life as a career.”

Headteacher Steve Wilks said: “This event has been a great success and is now an annual event in the school. The students have really appreciated the opportunity to talk to professionals in the field.”

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