The Wild Aspiration programme - a series of student-led workshops designed to develop expertise in animal science - continued this week asking 'Could One Health be enough to save the planet?'
Aspiring vets and medics joined forces to lead a series a team challenges prompting members to consider the global significance of the concept from a range of perspectives, including a zoo veterinarian and an epidemiologist. Collaboration was key. At one station, members of the Sixth Form coached the lower years through an activity on gene expression in the context of malaria which involved acquiring specialist vocabulary to sequence a series of amino acids using a codon wheel.
The Wild Ambassadors hope that members have been encouraged to explore the idea further through recommended enrichment activities which include a specialist higher education pathway and an online course.