Year 12 Aspiring Medics visited Imperial College London for the first ever In2Med School Hackathon. After months of preparation, students delivered a presentation addressing a health need in their local community to a panel of doctors, with our two teams choosing to tackle diabetes and substance abuse in the homeless. Our teams were competing against schools from all over the UK and faced difficult questions from the panel of judges. Both teams performed brilliantly under pressure and one team made it into the Top 5, winning a prize for Most Engaging Presentation.
The whole project allowed our students to develop a vast range of skills in preparation for medical school. Students put themselves out of their comfort zone presenting to large audience of experts, but every single student rose to the occasion and represented Barr Beacon School admirably.
We extend our thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers at In2Med School, who organised this opportunity for our students.