In Science lessons, Year Six have been studying the function and structure of the heart and circulatory system. After learning the theory, we were able to do some hands-on practical work by dissecting pig hearts. The exercise promoted a range of reactions (some of us were excited, others were repulsed!), as we examined and cut open the hearts to discover what lay inside. It was fascinating to see major blood vessels such as the aorta, also heart chambers and valves, together with thin, protective layers of fat. Many of us remarked that we could ‘smell’ the iron content of the hearts as we conducted our work.