ST HELENS College hosted a science skills show to mark Healthcare Science Week.

The Skills Show, held in partnership with St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, brought together healthcare professionals, industry experts and over 500 young people from St Helens College, Byrchall High School, Cansfield High School and St Helens College 14-16 Academy.

Guest speaker talks were presented by leading professionals, including Cliff Kirby, CEO of NeedleSmart, and Farah Farzana, a fourth-year medical student who is currently completing her Masters in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at Manchester University.

Gina Rodgers, cardio respiratory manager at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "It’s important for young people to know the wide range of opportunities available to them and that it's not only doctors and nurses that work in the NHS - there are many other careers to explore."

During the event, St Helens College dental nursing apprentices also had the opportunity to demonstrate how to create moulds used by dentists and orthodontists to take impressions whilst health and social care tutor Pat Walsh wowed audiences with live heart dissection demonstrations.

Clare Webster, head of health sciences, care and public services at St Helens College, said: "The vibe throughout the event was infectious and the intrigue created by exhibitors and key note speakers was palpable."