Ko Awatea Health Science Fair is about making sure students have as much information as they can get about the different pathways students can take in healthcare. The students are from eight schools in Counties Manukau that are involved in our Health Could B 4 U programme and health science academies. These programmes are aimed at inspiring and empowering students to pursue a career in health. These committed students took time out of their school holidays to come to the event dressed in full school uniform.
The students met people from tertiary education institutions such as MIT, AUT, Massey, Otago, Unitec, Auckland University and other organisations like Pasifika and Pacific Island Food Nutrition Action Group offering support for tertiary students.
There was also engaging activities from our nursing and medical educators to involve the students and get them excited and interested. CTEC had simulator dummies to teach students how to preform CPR correctly in a fun and competitive manner. Student got a percentage score at the end of their turn on how well they did out of 100. Students also got a chance at injecting liquid intravenously and testing each other’s blood pressure. The display that got a lot of attention was Larry the Leech.
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