Year five learn more about the heart – by inspecting some real ones!

Year 5 girls dissecting a pig's heart

Junior School science coordinator Mrs Hurst brought in some pigs’ hearts for our year five children to dissect – to help them learn more about the body’s most vital organ.

The pupils have been studying the body, and inspecting real hearts close-up helped them further their understanding of how the organ works and discover more about the jobs of its different parts.

Myles Goldstein particularly enjoyed the fascinating (but gruesome!) activity:

It was really good! The heart was interesting because it had lots of veins attached and we could even see some blood clots!

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