St Margaret's, Calne Support Frenchay Hospital's Bid
PUBLISHED: 09:50 30 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:07 20 February 2013
Children from Year 6 at St Margaret's Preparatory School in Calne have been asked to support Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in their bid to be the leading Children's Burns Research Centre in the UK. Back in November 2010
Children from Year 6 at St Margarets Preparatory School in Calne have been asked to support Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in their bid to be the leading Childrens Burns Research Centre in the UK. Back in November 2010, the Year 6 children were working on their Medical Advances project for the annual LEGOLeague Challenge. At the time, doctors from the Burns Unit at Frenchay visited the school and fully supported the childrens ideas. Subsequently, the children were delighted not only to be awarded first prize overall for their outstanding Research Project in the LEGOLeague Challenge, but they were also invited to visit the hospital in December to present their ideas.
In support of their application to become the UK Childrens Burns Research Centre, Frenchay asked St Margarets to return to the hospital to present their LEGOLeague project using nanotechnology to prevent scarring after being burnt - to the panel of judges in March. The panel, made up of members of the charity The Healing Foundation and medical experts from Bath, Bristol and Cardiff Universities will be judging the three short-listed hospitals before making their final decision.
The children were delighted and grateful that Frenchay Hospital took the time to visit them in November, and were even more thrilled to be able to support Frenchay at such an important and significant event.