Bone idol lends a hand to youngsters!

Year Four students from St Mary's RC Primary School in Knaresborough visited Harrogate District Hospital as part of their geography project on local services and the people who work in them. The pupils took part in a variety of workshops and tours, including looking at a skeleton with Jon Conroy, Consultant in Orthopaedics at the hospital, to learn about the body's bones and muscles and how they help us move. Zend Chub, Education Liaison Officer for Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust said: "We were delighted to welcome the children to the hospital and hope that they enjoyed finding out about the work that goes on here, the people who carry it out and how it helps to make people in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and the surrounding areas better.

"The aim of the workshops and tours was to be interactive, so they got the chance to see a skeleton as well as some of the tools used in occupational health and the light boxes our infection control team use to show people where germs can hide even after you have washed your hands." The students also had talks on radiology, podiatry, hospital catering, therapy services and the work of the hospital chaplaincy as part of their visit.

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