SEDBERGH PUPILS RANK IN TOP 5% OF THE COUNTRY FOR SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY CHALLENGE
Sedbergh School Year 9 and 10 Scientists recently entered the Society of Biology ‘ Biology Challenge’ for the second time and ranked in the top five
The pupils came away with three Gold, seven Silver, 15 Bronze. Silver winners fall into the top 10
Gold winners were Ailsa Duncan (L), Victoria Bailey (L) and James Thomas (H). Silver winners were Brad Moss, Joy Stanley,
Bronze winners were Kate Russell, Benjamin Hunt, George Thomas, Sahana Rose Grimaldi, Kristapus Vabalas, Edward Sanson, Harriet Bramwell, Robert Bradley, Rory McAneny, Arthur Daniel, Maria Page, Josh Redmayne, Alexander Kuksov, Georgia Thomas and Daniel
Ailsa Duncan, 15 (L), from near Carlisle, said: “Taking part has challenged me to seriously consider a career in Biology; perhaps Marine Biology or Biological Anthropology.”
Victoria Bailey, 15 (L), from Kirkby Lonsdale, said: “I really enjoyed the challenge and although it was difficult, I’m definitely taking a career path in Science seriously.”
James Thomas (H), 15, from Sedbergh, said: “I was already interested in Biology but my eyes are now more open to how interesting
Alisdair McMeechan, Head of Biology, said, “The competition is online – the pupils don’t have to go anywhere to sit the tests. The whole purpose is to encourage an interest in Biology beyond the school curriculum and to stimulate curiosity about the natural world.
It consists of two 30-minute papers to
Dr Mark Downs FSB, chief executive of the Society of Biology, says: “I was delighted to see such high standards and enthusiasm for biology at this year’s competitions.
Biology tackles some of the 21st Century’s greatest challenges – everything from conservation to research into diseases such as cancer. It is therefore essential that we inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s biologists.”