Our junior and senior infant classes attended the annual UL GEMS Teddy Bear Hospital which was held on the 14th of March.
The event was a huge success, seeing more children attend this year’s event than ever before.
It was organised by medical students in the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) in UL as part of the international project in association with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations.
This event provides primary school students with the opportunity to interact with student doctors in a safe and fun environment while learning about medicine.
The aim of the event is to help alleviate childhood anxiety surrounding hospitals and doctors.
One hundred and fifty student volunteers and tutors from the medical school took part, which saw themselves acting as ‘teddy bear doctors’ for the event.
They taught the children about medicine through a series of practical activities.
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the University for hosting such a fantastic event.