As part of our Blood Heart topic, we are reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. This book explores some really interesting themes and ideas.
Thirteen-year-old Cameron Kelsey is dying of heart disease, and time is running out to get a transplant. In desperation, his father approached transgenic doctor Richard Bryce, who is trying to conduct research with pig hearts. To Cameron's mother's chagrin, Dr Bryce agrees to perform the operation on Cameron, although it has never been done before...
Blood Heart kicked off with the most exciting WOW day - we dissected lamb's hearts!
The children were really enthusiastic and learned a lot about the structure of a heart.