Human guinea pig show

Human guinea pig show

Year Groups:

Years 4 - 13


50-70 minutes


4-6 times daily

No. of students:

30-40 a session

Hands on workshop where you can take blood, record and print an ECG, try keyhole surgery, see inside your body with an ultrasound machine and take a picture of the inside of your eye! Introduces dozens of careers in the NHS to your students! We have a primary and secondary version.

What’s in the workshop

This is a whirlwind trip through the NHS to discover some of the amazing careers your students never knew existed!

During the show, Tom shows your students some of the draw dropping video footage of the medical tests he has been through…. just for the fun of it! You get to see what happens to blood in a lab, why he breathed in a lung full of carbon monoxide… as well as seeing the inside of his lungs during a bronchoscopy.

There are loads of exciting live demos too. Tom asks for some willing volunteers to take part in some medical tests on the stage including recording an ECG from their heart, looking inside their body with an ultrasound and performing a live video stream from the inside of someone’s eye!!!

What careers does the workshop cover?

The show focuses on careers from Healthcare Science. There are over 50 careers in this area and they pretty much all require A-C grades at GCSE in Maths, English and Science, making them accessible to loads of your students.

It’s not all about patient based careers either. Tom covers Medical Engineering, Lab Science, Bioinformatics, Medical Physics and of course, Physiology, meaning there is something for everyone in the show.

Who is it for and how does it work?

The workshop can be tailored for any year group from years 4,5 & 6 in primary, all the way through to year 13 in secondary. We can visit for the day and repeat the workshops 4-6 times over the day. Each workshop is 50-70 minutes long and all we need is a good sized classroom with access to tables and a few plug sockets. The workshop has a 15-20 minute intro from the MM team before the students get the rest of the session to experience using the kit! It is all hands on!

Every student receives a 4 page workbook where they can record results and check off activities. Each activity has 2-4 different careers linked to them. The careers are colour coded too, so they can see which grades they need at GCSE! Students can also pick up a mini poster that gives an overview of 13 different sectors in the NHS!

Check out the workbook

Some of our favourite workshop pics!

What our teachers say…

Both students and staff really enjoyed the day. Quang brought along lots of medical equipment for them to try and it has certainly inspired a few to think about a medical career. Really engaging and good value.

Tina Belcher

Amazing interactive experience for the students, it got them really engaged and helped some decide on a possible future career. The staff were amazing and so enthusiastic! Will definitely be booking again.

Michelle Hackett

Brilliant hands on session. Our students were so enganged by the equipment and medical Mavericks staff that we couldn’t get them to leave (even though the event was held after school on a Friday!)

L Bould

How do I book?

Fill in the form below and we will send you a proposal for a day of awesomeness at your school!
If you want to speak to us, just call (01902) 595 089.

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