The Year 7 Scholars recently observed the dissection of a rat carried out in the Biology Lab by Biology Teacher Mr Merrett.

The process was shown on the screen in the class and with great skill Mr Merrett uncovered the various organs inside the rat and the students were able to examine and discuss their function looking for parallels with human systems.

There was some discussion about how and why some animals are used for such dissections and under what conditions. Links were made to work done in Year 8 History about the European Renaissance and how their knowledge of human anatomy differed from that of their Medieval predecessors in Western Europe.