THE summer term was a challenging time for a group of young scientists at Ysgol Bro Gwaun – but they rose to the ‘Biology Challenge’ with great success.

The Society of Biology hosts the event in order to broaden the experience of students whilst stimulating curiosity in a competitive manner.

A total of 19,000 pupils from schools all over Britain took part this year, with the YBG team gaining national recognition for their efforts: Llinos Raymond and Ffion Ridgeway achieved the gold standard; Alexander Laiman, Luke Parr and Amber Jenkins gained silver, whilst Tom Meopham, Harnam Mann, Daniel Lewis and Carys Owen were all highly commended.

Also within the summer term, seven of YBG’s AS Biology students took part in the Society’s Olympiad. Impressive scores were registered by Niall Kinsella, Morgan Edmonds, Clara Cafolla-Ward, Eilish John and Simran Mann. Alistair Davies and Jack Ford’s efforts were also commended.

The drive to succeed continued into key stage 3 with a group of year seven pupils participating in the Science Crest Club.

The following students gained the necessary credits to achieve the Mega Star award: Maria Janota, Nia Evans, Celyn Llewellyn, Ella Evans, Rhys Cresswell, Cerys Watkins, Carwyn Davies, Ryan Goddard, Jake Thomson, Millie Reading, Evie Jones, Caity Parr, Cally Craig, William Cleary, Angharad Williams-Marshall, Stephanie Mogridge, Cody Jamieson, Sean Jenkins and Lewis John.