SCHOOLCHILDREN became surgeons for the day in a practical workshop to celebrate science week.

A real operating theatre was installed at Knutsford Academy.

Biology students aged 15 to 18 were able to get hands-on with real anatomy.

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Knutsford Guardian: Surgeons gave students an insight into what happens in a real operating theatreSurgeons gave students an insight into what happens in a real operating theatre (Image: Esther Higgs)

Operating Theatre Live provided a unique and immersive experience.

It provided an insight into careers in medicine, healthcare or veterinary science for pupils studying GSCE and A-Levels.

Students worked in groups as doctors for the day, learning about the routines of working in an operating theatre from experienced clinical teams.

Knutsford Guardian: Students learn how to dissect an organStudents learn how to dissect an organ (Image: Esther Higgs)

It was not for the faint-hearted as the young scientists were even able to carry out dissection operations on synthetic bodies and animal organs.

The teenagers were able to practice real surgical techniques.

Sam Ackroyd, a year 13 biology student, said: “The experience gave us the chance to properly get involved, whilst in hospital scrubs, in the medical side of biology.

Knutsford Guardian: Students became surgeons for the dayStudents became surgeons for the day (Image: Esther Higgs)

“We thoroughly enjoyed the day and younger students have been given a chance to think about careers within the medical profession.”

Assistant head teacher Christopher Parr said: “We pride ourselves on providing world class opportunities for our students.

“The day was excellent revision for their GCSE and A-Level examinations, as well as real inspiration for their future careers.”