Medical Mavericks visit JWA

2nd July 2018

On Wednesday 27th June 2018, Medical Mavericks came to work with year 9 at JWA as part of their enrichment programme, with the added benefit of raising STEM career aspirations.

 Who are Medical Mavericks? This is what they say about their mission:

At Medical Mavericks we are opening the door to the world around the students we see, just enough so they can get a tantilising taste that will drive their ambition and inspire them to find out more. If they want it, they will kick down the door to open it further and do what ever it takes to run through it into a world they never thought possible.   We inspire the next generation of medics and scientists by taking real medical and sports science equipment into schools, colleges & events all over the UK. We like to describe ourselves and the UK’s No 1, OMG, jaw dropping Careers, STEM & Sports Science Enrichment Experience for schools, colleges and events!

 What did students do?

During the workshop, students took part in 10 sports science tests to compare themselves to each other and some of the world’s greatest athletes!

Every student received a score card to record their scores on as they test their speed, power, strength, endurance and jumping ability!

The most popular activities were:

•The Accelerator – students raced a virtual Usain Bolt (1.74 seconds was the time to beat over 10m from a standing start… (MM state that they do get students beating it!)

•Record power output on a Watt bike… students worked hard to generated 2000+ watts to match an Olympian!

•Test ball throwing speed – the world record is 105.1mph!

•Test reactions on the BATAK wall 

 Careers Focus

Of course the workshop was fun and exciting, but there was a serious side too! All of the tests taht studnts participated in are used in real sports science & STEM settings. Medical Mavericks explained and outlined some of the different careers students can explore if they achieve a qualification in sports subjects.


A fantastic day was had by all!