Sixteen students from across Galway had the chance to experience variety of fun and educational activities at Boston Scientific’s pilot Bring Your Child to Work Day.
The event took place at Boston Scientific’s Galway site and was run by Boston Scientific employees accompanied by
a local Junior Achievement volunteer.
The 16 students consisted of children and grandchildren of Boston Scientific employees.
The activities were mainly centred on the importance of health and wellbeing, disease and how pathogens can invade our bodies and the journey of a new medicine from conception, research and development all the way up until it is
released for public use.
The students also enjoyed a demonstration of Boston Scientific’s breakthrough learning resource, Procedure Pal.
Procedure Pal is a revolutionary tabletop learning resource which allows students to learn about 10 medical devices, where in the body they can be implanted and how they work, all in a fun and interactive manner.
The Procedure Pal was created with the intention of inspiring students to consider a future career in healthcare.
Working with schools and business partners such as Boston Scientific, JA programmes promote work readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and the value of studying STEM.
JAI utilises the experience of those already in the workforce to help children of all ages to fully understand the important role that education will play in shaping their futures.