Staff and students at Liskeard School & Community College were amazed by the VIVIT Experience, which visited the school to teach about the ins and outs of the anatomy.

VIVIT, which is the world’s only travelling semi-synthetic human cadaver, was used to teach students about the anatomy, physiology and pathology of various body systems. This first-hand experience presented an unparalleled opportunity to experience key areas of the curriculum beyond the classroom.

Students from Year 11, 12 and 13 at Liskeard School, alongside students from Bodmin, Poltair, Penair and Hayle observed the dissection of a specialist semi-synthetic cadaver as they completed a detailed Post Mortem report.

Using the artificial bespoke cadaver, students were taught how the human body functions.  During the day staff and students were given the opportunity to see, touch and feel the dissection of the cranial cavity, the vertebral cavity, the thoracic cavity, the abdominal-pelvic cavity, as well as enjoy a close look at the extremities.

Students learned in detail about the structure and function of many parts of the human body, as well as comparing diseased and healthy tissues. 

Feedback was very positive, as students found the day to be awe inspiring and enjoyed the buzz around the school. The experience encouraged exploring the career opportunities available to them, from veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences, to drug development and forensic pathology. 

Head of Science at Liskeard School, Mrs Inger, was delighted with the reaction to the event.

“The VIVIT Experience opened a whole world of aspiration and goals for the students and for teachers it was exciting to see how enthusiastic, curious and motivated the students were by the experience,” she said.

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