“Thank you so much to Tom & Grace. You were both fab! We collected some stats from our students and 71% said they were more interested in science and 67% wanted to find out more about careers in the health service. 95% said it was fun ad recommended it to other students.
We had one student who said they couldn’t wait to print off their ECG and show their Mum that night!”
Katerina Souza – Director of Science, Richmond Park Academy, London
“Thank you so much for the sessions your guys did at our school today it was absolutely brilliant! All the students thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to do more!”
Claire Pike – Science Teacher, Smithdon High School, Norfolk
“Your team were awesome. The feedback of the staff with the accelerator were vey impressed and every time I popped in kept telling me. I haven’t had a good chance to talk to those in medical mavericks but, again, each time I visited all students were engaged and keen to say what they were up to. Everyone enjoy the day and as said your team were great.”
Michelle Watt – 2nd in Maths, All Saints Academy, Dunstable
Medical Mavericks health careers day was a fanatic event, brought in to support our developing the Young Workforce agenda, which is a Scottish national and school priority. All interested pupils in S4, S5 and S6 had the opportunity to experience an inspirational, hands on workshop, which gave an insight into the vast array of allied health professions. Feedback from pupils was extremely positive, many wishing they could spend longer in the workshop. The presenters were fun and engaging, and pitched it just right for all year groups.
Nichola Mortimer – Principal Teacher of Development, Williamwood High School, Glasgow
We love working with Medical Mavericks! Its so important to give young people all the information about the STEM careers available to them. Tom and the gang manage to inspire their audience in a fun and interactive way. We learn something new every time we work together, from workshops with a few children to Big Bang North West and an audience of thousands. It’s aspirational, STEMtastic stuff.
Michelle Dow – Managing Director, All About STEM, Merseyside
“We were looking at raising boys achievement in school and found they really connected with the Medical Mavericks. I think it would help raise achievement in science for boys as they really got into the competitive element. We even had a boy equal Usain Bolt’s sprint time!”
“If you want to spark the interest and curiosity in science, then definitely get the mavericks in!”
Gemma Stanesby – Summer School Coordinator, Beaconsfield School, Herts
“Medical Mavericks are the only organisation that can give us a flavour of the full range of professional skills within the NHS. They give students and families a good feel of what the UTC ethos and environment are all about. They’ve been incredibly helpful for students making positive decisions.”
David Goddard – Principal, UTC Bolton
Our organisation has worked with Medical Mavericks since 2013 and has always found Medical Mavericks staff to be professional, well organised, punctual and fantastic with the schools they have worked with. The children have been engaged in sessions and have gained understanding of the importance of leading a healthy active lifestyle, through the workshops the Medical Mavericks have delivered.
Emma Nichol – Sports Partnership Manager, Durham & Chester-le-Street School Sports Partnership, Durham.
“Tom and James were complete stars on the day. As you know our timetable was ridiculously packed and they were absolute troopers, only stopping for the briefest of breaks. Their energy, expertise and enthusiasm never dropped below max level all day and everyone absolutely loved the event.
As a result, the our parent & teacher association have given fantastic feedback and requested that we book again for next year, this time running the event over two days so as to allow pupils more time to explore all the different equipment more thoroughly”.
Marianne Macdona – Deputy Head, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, London
“The whole school had a fabulous time on Monday including the adults I think! The rowing machine, Batak wall and the tunnel were really big hits. Tom & James, who came and ran the sessions were great. They gave clear instructions, were encouraging and worked through their lunch hour so that the kids could use the equipment and challenge themselves further.”
Sarah Carr – Year 6 Teacher and PE Lead, Hingham Primary School, Norfolk
“Today we have had Medical Mavericks in to work with our students with behavioural difficulties. The students have been switched on & enjoyed themselves immensely. Not only have they learnt loads, they have had a fantastic day.”
Paul Jenkins – Academic Tutor, Full Circle Education
“The Medical Mavericks were absolutely amazing! The girls have learned so much. They’ve had the opportunity to try key hole surgery to taking blood from an arm & ultrasound. We’ve had ooohs and aaaaahs, muscles have moved and bones have flexed out of the way! Everyone has had the most wonderful time, they’ve learned so much and their minds have been expanded!”
Kirsty – 4th Barnet Guides
“We’ve had 120 young people from across 12 schools working with Medical Mavericks. They’ve all engaged with taking blood out of Andy’s arm, doing ultrasounds, taking pictures of their eyes, it was an absolutely fantastic day. The students have gone home thinking about careers in the NHS. We would love to have Medical Mavericks back to Lincolnshire again.“
Paula Bailey – The EBP, Lincolnshire
“It has been a fantastic experience for our deaf children. The language levels of our pupils is not as high as main stream pupils, but they have engaged with all the tasks. The activities are superb and it gave our year 6 pupils a better idea of how their bodies work and helped them think about what they can do in the future. We certainly be inviting them back!”
Alison Button – Key Stage 2 Teacher, Longwill School for the Deaf
“We’ve hosted 11 schools from Lincoln and the kids have thoroughly enjoyed it, seeing over 20 different areas of the NHS that they could possibly go into careers with. They’ve been really inspired having ultrasounds on parts of their body, taking photos of the retina in their eye, looked at artificial joints and taken fake blood… A massive range of activities. They’ve enjoyed it, we’ve loved having Medical Mavericks in and look forward to working with them again in more schools!”
Jason Dungay – Science & STEM Lead, Priory City Academy
“It was a fantastic day! The year 8 to 13 students were engaged from beginning to end and were really enthusiastic about trying all the bits of equipment. Every activity hit the right spot with them and they got a lot out of the day learning about the medical world. We’ve already spoke to the science department to plan next year and get you guys back in again!”
Dione & Julie – Careers Tutors, Newham VI College
It was a fantastic talk and series of workshops on Monday. The kids were particularly impressed with the ultrasound and are still talking about the mucus cast!
Karl Palmer – Head of Science, Featherstone High School, London
“I just loved the way you just turned up, unloaded and got on with the day. You didn’t ask for anything and the workshops were fantastic. The pupils got to do things they would never get to normally do in school!”
Holly Aiston – KS3 Science Lead, St Anne’s School, Southampton
“Our students had a wonderful day with the team from Medical Mavericks. The day involved all year groups with students and staff fully engaged in all the activities provided. The medical aspects of the day was totally hands on with students given excellent support from the Medical Mavericks team to develop their knowledge of healthcare and possible careers in the healthcare industry. With the use of real world equipment the concepts and ideas were brought to life for our students.
Our students also took part in a sports science afternoon with the chance to measure their own performance; going head to head to compete with the sprint time of Usain Bolt and the hand grip of astronaut Tim Peake. Again the Medical Mavericks team tailored the day to the individual needs of our students and provided clear guidance and instructions on the activities themselves and future careers in sports science. The day was enjoyable and engaging.
Pupils commented on how much fun the day had been and have been inspired to explore future careers in the medical world.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Medical Mavericks to other schools.”
Ian Dickson – The Wirral Hospital School, Merseyside
“Booking Medical Mavericks helped me enormously and saved me a mountain of time! Tom inspired confidence right from the beginning that he would be reliable on the day and that he and the team would make jolly good presentations… and they did!
They are excellent ambassadors for the medical careers, with cheerful personalities, bright & lively characters that the pupils immediately took to and liked. They were excellent value for money and we definitely want to book them again for next year.“
Denise Read – Careers Advisor, Presdales School, Bucks
“The Medical Mavericks have done some really really cool things with our children! They’ve been looking inside their own eye balls – I don’t know how they do that, but it’s awesome! If you’re thinking about booking Medical Mavericks, do it pronto, because they’re going to book up.”
James O’Connor – Deputy Head, Holly Grove Primary
Medical Mavericks have been absolutely fantastic for us at the Skills Show. They have demonstrated the range of opportunities across the NHS, demonstrating practical skill such as the iPhone retina scan, ECG and Ultrasound!”
Darren Aldrich – Senior Careers Manager at Health Education England (these guys & gals run the NHS careers guidance service!)
“The workshops are so much fun and provides our children with the opportunity to use ‘cool stuff’ that we just don’t have access to at school. The workshops linked learning to real life applications and gave advice on careers. They always challenge our pupils, helping find their strengths & weaknesses both physically & mentally.
The day creates such a buzz and the staff love seeing their pupil’s difference faces & expressions when taking part in the activities. We book you every year as you are so fantastic for our staff and students.”
Kulvinder Johal – Head of Science, Northbury Junior School, London
“Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for yesterday. It was brilliant. The children all loved it and got loads from the day.”
Clare Phillips – Head of Yr 7, The Priory Witham Academy, Lincoln
“Thank you for your excellent workshops during our STEM Big Bang Festival last week. I have had rave reviews & students were excited and enthralled by the shows!
This type of event provides a practical and relevant way to show that there is a real world, where skills are needed and there are opportunities that lead fro school based STEM subjects. It encourages students to think about their own futures and inspires those that already have ideas but are not striving to do their best. Students came away enthused and motivated. I have always encouraged speakers to support what we do so we hopefully have more motivated and positive students.
Bob Duddridge – Science Teacher, Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough
“I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for bringing Science alive at Benenden today. The girls were raving about the activities and really enjoyed the practical nature- apparently Medical Mavericks made Science fun and accessible (but in biology lessons, biology is too hard!!!), so I obviously need to bid for a “Stan” and an “Ultrasound machine” in my next budget bid!! Anyway, today was fab and both the girls and teachers enjoyed ALL the activities.
Nicola Marshall – Head of Science, Benenden School, Kent
I just wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to you and your colleagues for the fabulous Enterprise Day you provided for us last Thursday. The feedback from staff and pupils has been great!
Some of the pupils were really inspired, taking themselves off to Science and Social Care teachers to ask about option subjects for a future medical career. They were also surprised by the variety of careers in the medical sector.
The intention of the day was to inform, inspire and educate pupils about the different STEM and medical jobs opportunities available to them. One pupil said to his tutor, ‘I loved every single moment of the day and I definitely want to study to become a doctor now’ I think this says it all.
Jane Berridge – Enterprise Coordinator, Kings’ School, Winchester
“The staff from Medical Mavericks were fantastic at discussing career options with pupils, were brilliantly organised and excellent at tailoring the activities to the needs of the different groups of pupils. Pupils opted to continue with the activities during their break time and were also welcomed back at lunch.
Pupils fed back that the day had been “awesome”, “brilliant” and one was even overheard telling a friend “this has been the best day of my life”.
I would highly recommend Medical Mavericks and their careers workshop to any other school.”
Robert Hagan – The Henry Box School, Oxfordshire
“Last Friday’s session was totally amazing and the kids are still talking about it. It was so inspirational and great to widen their knowledge of the health care sector and I enjoyed it too!”
Hannah Gill – Careers Advisor, Judgemeadow Community College
“Our year 12 & 13 biologists were fully engaged! It was absolutely fantastic. The students tried loads of techniques from suturing, ECG and ultrasound. It was so fascinating for them and helpful to put different medical careers into context and also parts of the curriculum specs they are following”
Christina Barnfield – Science Lead, Tudor Grange Academies Trust Schools
“Tom gave a fantastic demonstration about the areas of careers from the NHS. They got so much out of it, looking at all sorts of tests on the children. It really engaged them in science and the careers in the NHS!”
Chris Weaverham – Head of Science, Weaverham High School
“We saw Medical Mavericks with the Challenge the Champions and Accelerator workshop on Facebook. Thought it was fantastic & shared it with my colleagues. We’ve had them in for 3 days at the end of school year. IT’S BEEN AMAZING! Years7, 8, & 9 were on their best behaviour, engaging, just thoroughly worthwhile. FANTASTIC!”
Jennifer Archer, Science NQT – Sandwich Technology School
“I just wanted to drop you an email to say how much we enjoyed the day. You really did bring the hospital to us! The fact that the students could use all that very expensive equipment was impressive and it helped them understand the huge variety of careers on a whole different level. A big thank you and to all of your team!
Jenny McGeehan – Work & Placement Officer, Bilborough College
“The Science Team at Highdown would like to say a huge thank you for the time and effort Medical Mavericks put into running the successful workshops during our annual year 8 science fair. Your sessions were the highlight of the day and our years 8s had so much fun recording their ECGs, scanning their eyes and wearing the pathology goggles. We will be in touch next year to book you again!
Chris Wilson – Head of Biology, Highdown School & 6th Form, Reading
“Thanks to all of the your team for your really hard work today. We all had a great time and the students really enjoyed the sessions. I know they loved the ‘hands on’ nature of the activities and taking blood samples, finding out they had a heart and trying their hand at keyhole surgery were favourites. You and your team have inspired many of them to consider a career within the medical field through the good careers information and your enthusiastic delivery.
Thanks for organising such fun, interesting activities. I’m sure the students will remember this day for a very long time.”
Darrell Jennings – Head of Science, Belper School, Derbyshire