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The Great Bug Hunt 2016

Winning schools announced

The Great Bug Hunt competition is a brilliant way of bringing science to life for children and shows you can go on a journey of discovery in your own backyard. Not only does the competition do a great job of capturing children’s imagination, it also fits in well with the science curriculum. Using the natural environment when teaching is an important part of science education and something the ASE strongly advocates through its Outdoor Science Working Group (Marianne Cutler, ASE Professional Development (Projects) Lead).

First prize of a school ‘insect day’ from the RES went to Year 4 at Wickham Market Primary School in Wickham Market, Suffolk.

The winners from each age prize category were:

Years 1 and 2 - St James CofE, Weybridge, Surrey

Years 3 and 4 - Swaffield Primary School, Wandsworth, London

Years 5 and 6 - Manor Farm Junior School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

The prizewinning day will take place in October 2016, and the three other winning schools will receive certificates and insect goodies.


Did you know?

Best camouflaged

Cramp-ball weevils look like bird poo, moths pretend to be lichen, caterpillars disguise as twigs with last year’s bud scars…

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