National Biology Week
19 Oct 2013
The Biology department has been celebrating National Biology week with a week of lunchtime biological activities for our students to enjoy.
Monday saw Dr Jem Rashbass give a lecture at the ’42’ entitled’ Blood, pus and stones – a few of the things you find at a post mortem’. On Tuesday, students watched a screening of the dissection of an elephant from Nature’s Giants in the lecture theatre. Wednesday was the Big Biology Debate: ‘This house believes that all forms of animal research should be banned’, presented by our Biology Department Prefects. We also welcomed the Year 1 Pelican students for sessions examining Daphnia using the microscopes. Dissection lunchtime was on the menu for Thursday where the Biology department staff performed a range of dissections on organisms including a trout, squid, rabbit, rat and pheasant! On Thursday evening, our two teams of year eleven students took part in the Hills Road Sixth Form College Biology Quiz and gained first and second place over seven other local schools. On Friday we welcomed back Mr Pickstone for a picnic with students at the pond which was enjoyed by all. Staff and students have also been glued to the Biology ‘Hatch Cam’ all week as we watched chicks hatch from their eggs which were being kept in the Biology prep room.
A wonderful week of activities to celebrate the wonderful science of Biology!