On Sunday 28 January, Alderley Edge School for Girls will be hosting three 'Post Mortem Live' events as seen on the BBC and Discovery Channel (www.thepostmortemlive.co.uk) at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. Post Mortem Live is a live cutting-edge experience that uses simulation and state of the art special effects to recreate a post mortem experience.
This incredible three-hour immersive experience will appeal to those who are interested in careers in medicine, physiology, crime, forensics or pathology. Tickets are limited and are available to purchase for students aged 14+ (accompanied with an adult) and adults aged 18+.
Based on the true story of the Nilson killings (Recent BBC drama) and US serial killer Dahmer (Recent Netflix drama), the Post Mortem Live experience will give students the chance to experience the incredible work of the post-mortem & forensic processes used to evidence the cause of death and identity of the victims as well as piece together the actions of a serial killer.
The show examines the killings of 23 people who have been brutally murdered and exposes the anatomy of the human body immersed in a forensic plot full of fast paced twists and turns. Those attending will be able to apply real forensic tests similar to those used to catch and prosecute Dennis Nilsen and Jeffrey Dahmer.
During the workshop, students will dissect real organ specimens, observe and learn the science of forensics and pathology used when a suspect tries to dismember, degrade even consume their victims. Attendees will find out if it is possible to deceive the science and conspire to carry out the perfect murder.
All of the workshop material is matched to all the main GCSE and A Level specifications, the experience takes students inside all of the main anatomical structures to see, touch and feel the real organ specimens. The event will be led by OfSTED grade 1, award winning human anatomist and qualified teacher Sam Piri, with over a decade of experience in delivering real impact in student learning Sciences.
Each session packs rigorous academic content into a hands-on, practical, enquiry-based learning experience, where students develop beyond recall knowledge of basic biology to being able to apply, analyse and evaluate aspects of anatomy, physiology & disease all related to core concepts within the GCSE and A Level specifications.
Head of Science at Alderley Edge School for Girls, Simon Patrick, said: "We are delighted to provide this unique experience, which is used in both the NHS and several Medical Schools including Cambridge, to allow students to get involved and test themselves in dealing with different organs, cutting with scalpels and performing all manner of delicate tasks to further their knowledge."
Headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls, Nicola Smillie added: "At AESG, we are always looking to enhance our curriculum with exciting and diverse enrichment experiences and it is a privilege to host such an exciting opportunity and to work with a nationally acclaimed anatomist. While it will appeal to our students who are aspiring medics and scientists we are delighted to be able to offer this experience to families in the wider community and hope they will join us for this cutting-edge, immersive experience."
Tickets are priced at £10 and are available via eventbrite. There are three sessions on Sunday 28 January at 9am, 1pm and 5pm, Please allow 3 hours for the event. Loose, comfortable clothes and shoes are advised. Attendees will need to be bare from the elbow down if they want to handle specimens so we advise leaving watches, bangles, rings and jewellery at home. The venue may be on the chilly side in the winter as the lab will be kept cool to ensure the specimens don't decompose, please therefore bring warm clothing.