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09 Jun 2017
Biology Challenge

Bio Winners 250w2This March saw a number of Lower 5 girls take part in the Royal Society’s Biology Challenge. This is a UK wide competition for 13 to 15 year olds testing their biological knowledge. It covers topics in general biology courses, but also includes questions to reward those students whose knowledge has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes and taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and students who are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.

This year 40,000 students took part, with top scoring students being awarded certificates at Gold, Silver or Bronze. We were delighted to learn that two of our students achieved certificates this year. Christina achieved a Bronze certificate, whilst Hannah achieved a Gold certificate. This means that Hannah is in the top 4% of the country’s top biologists. The Gold certificate also entitles Hannah to attend the Royal Society of Biology’s annual Education Awards Ceremony in London during July.

Many congratulations to both Hannah and Christina.

 

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