Encouraging the future generation of scientists

Members of the Research Team were thrilled to visit the Marches School in Oswestry to promote science and its’ associated careers to year 9 students.

Dr Jade Perry along with PhD students Rebecca Davies and Emily Storey visited the Year 9 students who are currently choosing their chosen GCSE subjects, in which they have a choice of double or triple science!

The team talked to the students about the general skills gained from science that can translate to any job, before going on to how they trained to become scientists.  They explained what they do here at the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital and how scientists were at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic to back up the NHS and perform routine testing. The research team are based in the Arthritis Research Centre at the Hospital and supported by the Orthopaedic Institute Charity. 

Everyone had a great day at the school and the team left in the hope that their visit will encourage students to consider the benefits of studying science in general, broaden their knowledge about science-orientated careers and convince them that science can be a really interesting choice that may also benefit the future population.

Pictured from left to right are Rebecca Davies, Dr Jade Perry and Emily Storey