On Monday 11th October, the children in years 5 and 6 at Pennoweth school had the opportunity to participate in a heart dissection. After donning gloves and masks and being safely prepared for the lesson, every child had the chance to touch and feel a real sheep’s heart! The adults in the room dissected the heart so that children could see the four chambers and the main blood vessels leading to and from the heart. Children were able to put their finger through the aorta to see how thick and wide the artery was; from squeezing the walls of the heart, they also noticed that the left walls of the heart were thicker than the right as this side pumps blood around the whole body.
This experience allowed all children to physically see and touch something that is similar to their own organs and was invaluable to their Science learning.