Dalriada student Gavin Harvey will this week travel to London to receive an award for Biology. Gavin who has just completed his A Levels won the highly prestigious Silver Medal from the British Biology Olympiad. Dalriada are particularly pleased that two students were rewarded with Head Boy Christy Gregg receiving a Bronze Medal. Gavin will receive his Silver Medal on June 30th at the Royal Society in Central London. The Science Department are delighted at the success and recognition of these Biology students and they add to the large number of awards achieved by the Science Department over the years.
The British Biology Olympiad (BBO) is an annual competition for post-16 students which tries to challenge and stimulate gifted students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A-level, it allows gifted students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes.
This is organised by the Society of Biology which is a body that is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.