Veterinary Nurses gain invaluable experience
First year Veterinary Nursing students at Barony shared their knowledge with an audience of school pupils, students and staff with a presentation as part of their graded unit assessment.
The students, within their teams, were required to plan, develop and deliver an educational presentation that is designed to promote the importance of animal health and welfare to the public.
The class were split into six groups, and took it in turns to present their information and encourage audience participation with interactive quizzes. They had created some eye-catching displays which attendees were given the opportunity to look at the end and ask any questions.
Ali Hastie, e-Learning Developer, said: “Within their self-managed teams, the students have worked extremely hard with their online-based and interactive presentations and the technologies provided to them. Using team dynamics, these students have clearly increased cognitive achievement and confidence building, motivated their learning, increased academic performance, social competence and skills that are required in the community and the world of work at large.”
Poppy Rose Hannah, an S4 pupil at Wallace Hall Academy, who took the chance to attend the talks, said: “I found the presentations informative and interesting. It was good to hear about what students do and learn here. I am currently undertaking work experience in a vet practice which I enjoy, and would like to study either veterinary nursing or specialise in equine studies.”
Emma Pettigrew, one of the first year students, added: “It was great working in a team for the task, and the encouragement we all gave each other was helpful. It showed me that I can stand in front of a crowd and speak confidently – despite my initial nerves!”