Biology challenge for Clitheroe pupils

The pupils who took part in the annual International Biology Challenge.
The pupils who took part in the annual International Biology Challenge.
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Classes in Year Nine at Ribblesdale High School took part in the annual International Biology Challenge developed by the Royal Society of Biology.

The challenge’s aims were to stimulate pupils’ curiosity for the natural world and encourage them to take an interest in biology outside of school.

The competition consisted of two, 25 minute multiple choice papers taken online under staff supervised exam conditions. Questions were set on the school curriculum, but the competition also rewarded those pupils whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes, taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and generally being aware of our natural flora and fauna.

More than 43,000 pupils took part in the competition and staff were delighted with the results Ribblesdale pupils achieved with half of them receiving commendations for their scores.

Congratulations have been extended to Lili Barnes, Rory Campbell, Blade Eastham, Elise Eastham, Dominik Kramarz, Harriett Rosthorn, Leo Shervey, Rowan Simm, Miriam Froud, Charlotte Mellor, Ethan Rogers and Jake Wilkinson.