Students heard about organ donation before carrying out dissections on cows’ eyeballs and offal including hearts, lungs and kidneys. The students worked in small groups to carry out the intricate task.
Mrs Boyce said: ‘We talked about organ donation. The cornea is one of the most common organ donations and transplants that you can do so I was trying to get them to look at the organs themselves, learn a little about their structures and see what parts can be donated.’
'There is a lot of teamwork involved. The students have to work together and we have a range of items for them to look at including ungutted fish and a trachea with heart and lungs attached. We will also be dissecting lamb and ox kidneys. Although there is a massive difference in size the same structures will be present in both so the ox kidney will give them a clearer view.
‘The students were all really keen and straight away wanted to do the dissection and find out about the biology of these organs. Seeing it in a 2D biology book is very different to handling and dissecting it in the lab.’