More than 70 youngsters found out more about the appliance of science to potential careers at an event hosted by Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College in North Shields.
Year 10 and 11 pupils from across the region took part in a day full of science activities with a medical theme and also got the chance to speak to current medical students aabout the wide range of science-related jobs available.
The event was staged by MCS Projects, and Haleh Shahidipour, an event organiser for the Essex-based firm, said: “It’s all about finding out what’s involved in the study of medicine and what life as a medical student is about.
“It’s been a great day. There’s been a lot of questions asked, and the pupils have been very engaged.”
Sarah Shepard, a biology teacher at Cramlington Learning Village, added: “The medical event has been an excellent opportunity for my pupils to speak to real medical students and ask questions and learn about the subject of biology from a different angle.
“Pupils have had the change to get a taste of topics after the GCSE syllabus, which they have all really enjoyed.
“One of the main things that has stood out for them is the fact the medical students here today come from all walks of life and that it isn’t just a profession for those of perhaps a higher social demographic, highlighting that if you work hard, you can achieve your goals.”