P1-4 children from Banchory-Devenick Primary School had a visit from a ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ recently.
Teacher, Miss Catherine Gellatly, said: “There were so many activities for the children to do, which really engaged them all session. The children took along their teddy bears to a special teddy clinic where they could talk to the trainee doctors about what was wrong with their teddy. They tried finding a heartbeat with a stethoscope, dressing up in full scrubs (gowns) and so much more. It was pitched at a great level for the children.”
Headteacher, Miss Michelle Watson, added: “The opportunity came to us through parent Dr Debbie Birt, who put us in contact with NHS colleagues at the Teddy Bear Hospital! We are very lucky to have had the opportunity to have a visit from them, as it is a very popular and worthwhile experience for the children.
‘‘ It is essential for children to have an awareness of basic First Aid and to be comfortable talking to medical professionals and this programme delivers just that.”