The “scare” potential in medical procedures has been removed for Red Hill Public School pupils.
A group of medical students from the University of NSW visited the school to familiarise pupils with medical procedures and even “operated on a teddy bear”.
The goal was to combat potential fear of hospitals, medical student Raman Kaur said.
The medical students showed the kindergarten to year 2 Red Hill pupils a range of medical processes.
The pupils learned about plastering, good health, surgery and accidents and emergencies.
The contents of a “doctor’s bag” were also revealed to the pupils, who were the first Wagga pupils to attend the program.
“We want to take away the stigma and fear for what happens with doctors and in hospitals,” Ms Kaur.