Newcastle Museum visits John Hunter Children’s Hospital

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COBI Atkin is not the kind of teenager to let appendicitis slow him down.

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The morning after he woke from surgery he asked for a chemistry textbook. A few hours laterhe was in his wheelchair attending a science show in John Hunter Children’s Hospital’s Starlight Room. “Science is my favourite subject and I really like learning,” he said. “It’s pretty hard to walk at the moment, otherwise I would have gone up [on stage] forthe experiments.”

Cobi, 14, was among the 20 children who participated in Newcastle Museumoutreach program’s interactive show, where attendees learned how to createtheir own sherbet, make small explosions and eruptions and produce a cola and Mentos geyser. The workshop complementsthe work of the John Hunter Hospital School, which is open to 60 children on the J2 ward. Natasha McDonnell, 15, has been attending the school’s singular classroom almost every day since she was admitted last Monday to stabilise her diabetes and have ultrasounds, scans and start medication for her malfunctioning kidneys. “It’s been great getting help with homework from my school, it’s good not having to do it all by yourself. It’s also good being able to talk to other people, it gives you a sense of normality.”

Cobi had just come second in his school’scross country when he started suffering abdominal pain. He missed his school camp to Mount Kosciuszko the day before his appendix was removedand will have to forgo eight tennis tournaments over the school holidays.

Prescription for fun at John Hunter Lift spirits: Students Natasha McDonnell and Cobi Atkin with Starlight’s Captain Silly Billy and John Hunter Hospital School principal Sally Graham in the Starlight Room. Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers

Fizzy: Newcastle Museum’s David Owens, a qualified teacher, helps Kade Patterson, 8, make sherbet from bicarb soda, sugar and citric acid. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Fizzy: Newcastle Museum’s David Owens, a qualified teacher, helps Kade Patterson, 8, make sherbet from bicarb soda, sugar and citric acid. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Fizzy: Newcastle Museum’s David Owens, a qualified teacher, helps Kade Patterson, 8, make sherbet from bicarb soda, sugar and citric acid. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments“I’ll be here for a couple of days or as long as it takes to get 100 per cent,” he said.

“I’ll be excited to be driven down to the classroom in my bed –I’ve got nothing else to do!”

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