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Olivia Scoops Prize in Science Competition

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Fifth Form pupil, Oliva S, has been awarded third prize in the Microbiology in Schools Advisory Committee (MiSAC) annual competition.

MiSAC promotes the teaching of microbiology in schools and colleges. and consists of experts who work voluntarily as representatives of the wide range of educational and scientific organisations that sponsor its activities. The organisation develops and publishes new ideas for the educational use of microorganisms, including practical activities, answers queries, gives talks, contributes to training courses, interacts with examination boards, science suppliers, publishers and industry, and is a recognised authority on the safe use of microorganisms.

The popular annual competition, supported by sponsorship from professional organisations and industry, is closely linked to the National Curriculum. Pupils were invited to design a poster for use on social media, aimed at informing teenagers about vaccinations. The competition attracted over 300 entries, and Olivia's eye-catching and informative poster caught the attention of the judges. Her certificate and prize money are on their way to school. 

Our Head of Science, Dr Stone, said:

"Olivia is an excellent biologist who created a carefully considered and visually interesting poster in response to the complex brief they were given. I have had the privilege of teaching Olivia biology for a number of years now and am very proud of her achievement in this competition."

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