The BVA has launched 'Vet Team in a Box', a teaching resource for secondary school-aged pupils, designed to encourage young people to consider a career in the veterinary professions.

The new resource, which is sponsored by ManyPets pet insurance, is a complete secondary school lesson in a box.

It is designed in-line with National Curriculum key stage 3 Science, where students will participate in ‘real-life’ veterinary scenarios, performing diagnostic tests similar to those used to diagnose real animals and interpreting scientific evidence.

The project aims to demystify the veterinary professions and some of the perceived barriers to joining it for both young people and their advisors.

The box includes a range of content, from science, critical thinking, communication, mathematics, analytics to problem-solving skills and teamwork.

Aimed at pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9, schools will be able to “book the box” via project collaborators Loughborough University (producers of HE Unboxed) and have it delivered to them for free.

The box is available to all schools, however schools which have a high number of pupils from diverse backgrounds will get booking priority and additional support.

The box will be showcased at the London Vet Show on 17th/18th November at ExCel London and then available to schools from late November. 

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