A group of teenagers were given a glimpse of hospital life during Workchoice Day.
Students from Botany Downs Secondary College and Howick College spent the day learning about different medical careers at Ormiston Hospital.
They spoke to medical professionals from a range of fields, were taught how to dress for surgery, took each other's blood pressure and practised their syringe skills by injecting oranges with food colouring.
"It's been a really fun day and it's been cool to see everything," year 12 Howick College student Georgia Duthie says.
"Today has really given me some good ideas about what I can do for a career in the future."
Patient services manager Karen French says this is the second time the hospital has invited students along for Workchoice Day.
"It goes well and we get some really good feedback," she says.
"We try to make it quite interactive and hands-on and that really seems to help the students enjoy their time here."
Workchoice Days are organised by the Workchoice Trust to let secondary school students experience what it's like to work in a certain field or industry.
Visit workchoice.co.nz or search "workchoice" on Facebook for more information on the trust.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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