SCIENCE-loving students got to grips with the inner workings of the human body as they took part in a live post mortem.

Biology and chemistry students from across the region gathered at Leasowes High School, in Halesowen, for the ‘Operating Theatre Live’ hosted event where they learnt how to dissect various body parts using a semi-synthetic cadaver.

The ‘VIVIT - A Live Post Mortem’ event was open to all year 12 and 13 students studying either A levels or BTEC who are budding for a career in medicine.

Organiser Lucy Ridley, curriculum manager for Science at Leasowes, said: “The point of the day was to engage the students in hands on experience of learning about the anatomy – which is much needed in their current courses, but will be invaluable to their experience to further progress.”

Pupils from Crestwood School, Ellowes Hall, Bishop Milner Catholic College, Ounsdale High School and Tapton High School, in Sheffield, joined those from Leasowes where they had an opportunity to dissect a brain, heart and lungs, as well as view a full gastro intestinal tract.

Mrs Ridley added: “The day was a great success and students were very appreciative of the experience given.”