On Thursday 22nd November the Year 11 GCSE History group visited the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.  They travelled across the moors by coach and were able to reinforce their study of 18th Century medicine by the various exhibitions displayed.
The displays included:
•    A re-enactment of an amputation during the 1800s involving an 11 year old mill worker.
•    A street scene in Leeds in 1842.
•    Instruments and techniques used to perform surgical operations in the 18th century.
The students were also able to see how antiseptics changed surgery and how the First
World War played an important role in the developments of medicine and surgery.
The students found the visit enjoyable and informative although one student who had intentions of a career in nursing has since changed her mind by the amount of blood
seen in the displays!