Whalley Range students took part in National Biology Week this October (9th-13th) through a whole range of interesting and exciting activities, included a simulated virus outbreak.
The outbreak of ‘Purpilitis’ struck Year 8 students across the school, whom if infected had to seek treatment from our specially trained student medical team. The activity was used to model the spread of a virus as part of the ‘Heath and Disease’ topic in science. This gave students a really good insight into how viruses can spread and how they can be treated.Miss Alderson (Teacher of Science) said of the simulation:
Our Year 8 students really enjoyed the activity, one student said:
Key Stage 3 and 4 students took part in National Biology Week too by entering the Royal Society of Biology #BioArtAttack competition. This was a national competition providing students with the chance to think creatively about the biology to create something that brings together science and art. Miss Jansen (Teacher of Science) said:
You can learn more about National Biology Week 2017 on the Royal Society of Biology website.