Staff at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe were delighted that their Year 9 pupil, Georgina Cook, was asked by the NHS if they could use copies of her Technology project about MRI scanners in their surgeries to illustrate their appearance and use to patients.
Georgina had worked extremely hard to research the technology involved with MRI scanners and how they are used in hospitals, she then used this information to help her in her practical assignment which was to produce an electronic sensor.
Saint Paul’s, the first school in Manchester to be awarded specialist status for Engineering, has a distinctive engineering and technology ethos running throughout the school and is very keen to inspire and engage the pupils in Engineering and Technology.
“We are very proud of Georgina, she put a great deal of effort into the research and production of her project,” explained Mr Danny Corrigan, Head of Technology at Saint Paul’s. “She took very technical information and transformed it into a very easy to understand format, this is an extremely valuable skill.”
“This is a great accolade for Georgina, it is an acknowledgement of the amount of time and effort which she puts into her work,” commented Mr Wiktor Daron, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “The project highlights the school’s strong focus on “making design real”, which gives students the opportunities to extend their learning outside of the school setting.”