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Aspiring Medics

This week we had the inaugural meeting of the Medic Society and an inspiring guest speaker, Dr Rao. Aspiring Year 12 Medic Aaron says ‘The Medic Society brings all the aspiring medics closer and broadens our horizons by introducing us to different medical specialities and career paths. It is led by Deputy Head of Sixth Form Ms Bruck who studied medicine at university herself, and she is helping us make sure we are on the right path with this journey. We are very grateful to Rupal Rao, Chief Cardiologist Physiologist at Northwick Park for visiting us and talking to us. We did an ECG and learnt how to calculate heart rate, as you can see in the photo! The Society also helps us to prepare for UCAT and BMAT to help us get into medical school.”

Year 7 continue to settle in well. I enjoyed talking to families at our online welcome event this week. It was lovely to have so many families on the call. The Year 7 assembly today focused on talking about feelings and asking for help, through the metaphor of teachers and students holding out jugs of water. As the water is shared out, it lightens the load. An inspiring assembly!

Although term is only 2 weeks old, it feels like the fun of school is much more a part of daily life; as well as the aspiring medics, inter-school fixtures begin next week with some Year 9 football matches, and really high levels of achievement points have been awarded across all years. Well done everyone.