Year 8 students have been learning about respiration during this cycle of work. Part of this involves looking at the role of the heart in respiration, and as such we’ve been dissecting hearts to have a closer look at their structure. Students in Mr Paterson’s and Miss Bedwell’s class took a look at an ox heart (which is actually from a cow!), and Mr Dutton’s class dissected lamb hearts.

Once we got past the initial fears and squeamishness, the students quite enjoyed having a look and feel of it all – and now even know that heartstrings are a real thing!