College hosts information conference
CLIFTON College welcomed schools from across the area to a Surgery in Schools information evening.
Students from 15 state and independent schools took part in the event, which helps to educate and inspire pupils to pursue a career in medicine.
The event included a welcome from Mark Moore, pictured below, the head master of Clifton College, talks by Bristol University medical students, and the chance to discuss the role with two top consultant surgeons.
The workshop also offered pupils the chance to try their hand at suturing, as they were given advice by the experts in how to stitch up a wound.
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The event was organised by Dr Malcolm Grohmann, a teacher in the biology department, along with Scrubs, the University of Bristol Surgical Society.
Dr Grohmann said: "It is important to be able to offer children considering a career in medicine a chance to find out more about what becoming a surgeon really involves. Most medicine workshops like this cost money which some pupils may not be able to afford, but we wanted to enable students from any secondary school in the county to attend."
In the past five years the school has invested more than £12.5 million in upgrading and developing its facilities for teaching, pastoral care, music and sport.
In the past three years, 25 students from Clifton College have gone on to study medicine.
This year is the 150th anniversary of Clifton and the 25th anniversary of educating girls. To celebrate, Clifton has recently launched seven new academic awards offering gifted girls up to 100 per cent funding of their fees. The new awards are means tested.