The Royal Society of Biology’s annual Biology Week 2019 ran from 5th – 13th October 2019.
All week, science lessons had a special Biology Week edition starter which included guessing the names of species based on food names, how endangered they were, what smells they produced and who were the parents of some odd-looking babies. Many of these generated excellent discussions as curiosities were sparked and students learnt more about these species, whilst others were able to share their own knowledge.
Students were also able to enter a poster competition exploring biological careers and we had some fantastic entries covering dentistry, animal trainer, zoo keeper, equine vet and nature documentary presenter.
A Year 8 class also had a special lesson led by our Y13 biologists as they learnt about genetics through squidgy marshmallow beings called Reebops.
Community Time groups from Year 7 all the way to 6th form also competed to become Year Champions with a Biology Week Quiz.
Over in Boarding, students competed by joint Houses by planning and creating Big Bio Art Attack, which have been filmed – watch this space.
Another excellent Biology Week at the Academy with engagement across all year groups.