Year 11 History enrichment trip to the Old Operating Theatre and Imperial War Museum
On Thursday 14th November, to support their learning for the GCSE Medicine in Britain topic, Year 11 experienced what it was like to watch surgery in the 19th Century. Surgery without anaesthetic and antiseptic! The ‘operation’ was re-enacted by the staff at the Old Operating Theatre, the oldest operating theatre in Europe, and Year 11 student, Jean volunteered to act as the unfortunate patient!
After the patient had ‘recovered’, we then travelled from the Old Operating Theatre to the Imperial War Museum to look at medicine in the Western Front, which forms the basis for the contemporary source section of the GCSE Medicine topic.