Biology Week – October 2018

The Royal Society of Biology ran Biology Week 2018 from 6th-14th October. This year, the science department at Wolverley Secondary School joined the week of biology celebrations and encouraged students to get involved by showcasing the important and amazing world of the biosciences. Science lessons promoted Biology Week and lunchtime activities were provided for students. On Thursday, to highlight World Mental Health Awareness as well as Biology Week, a session called ‘Breathe-Easy Biology’ provided students time to reflect and relax whilst listening to the sounds of nature and looking at inspiring nature photography, including images from the annual Royal Society of Biology Photography competition, as well as local biodiversity hot spots such as Kinver Edge, the Wyre Forest and Eades Meadow.

Friday saw the #iamabiologist twitter campaign. The science department ran a ‘Big Biology Bash’ where students were invited to pop in during lunchtime to see some biology in action. Sixth form students and Miss Gray dissected organs including inflating a set of lungs; gummy bears were placed in sugar solutions and showed osmosis; aerobic respiration in yeast was demonstrated (an excellent cross curricular link to food technology) and students were encouraged to join in the National competition to vote for Britain’s favourite flower.

It was great to see so many students engaged in biology outside of lesson time and we hope this has encouraged more students to get involved in extra-curricular science, including S.T.E.M. club on Friday lunchtimes.

Well done to Ethan Sheppard (Year 9) for winning the ‘Problematic Plastics’ poster competition!

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