STOURBRIDGE students got the chance to develop their medical skills at a recent educational trust classrooms medics event.

Year 11 and 13 pupils from a number of Stourbridge secondary schools joined together to examine the application of science in healthcare and investigate the careers that it can lead to.

Throughout the day, students took part in two workshops; a health MOT and a session in careers in health.

In the health MOT students took pictures of their retinas, recorded ECGs from their heart, measured lung volume and even experienced old age by wearing an ageing suit.

While the careers in health workshop saw students have fun taking blood out of an injection arm, using hand scanners to see their heart beating, and testing their hand eye co-ordination with a key hole surgery device.

The Ridgewood High School hosted event also featured pupils from King Edward VI College, Pedmore Technology College, Redhill School, Stourbridge College and Thorns Community College.

Bev Hodt, assistant headteacher at Ridgewood High School, said: “Students from all the schools and colleges enjoyed their day. It enabled them to link their science studies to the real world, and some are now considering careers in health.”