Year 6 'Heart' Workshop

27th January 2016

As part of our project about how to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind, Year 6 had a visit from Loreta's dad who is a consultant heart surgeon at the BRI. Who better to learn from about the workings of our body's 'engine': the heart? He talked the children through the basic functions of the heart, what happens when our heart isn't working properly and what we can do to keep our hearts healthy. Most fascinating was seeing how the amazing heart-lung machine - the machine invented to enable surgeons to operate on the human heart - works. The children had heaps of questions to ask and it was great to have them answered by someone who knows his stuff!