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Barrow biology students enjoy Royal Society quiz

Violet Musgrave, Jacob McSweeney and Sofia Tentativa took part in a series of challenges as part of the Royal Society of Biology Quiz. Emily MacDonald was also part of the team but is not pictured.

[F]our talented Honours students from Barrow Sixth Form College were selected to take part in the Royal Society of Biology Quiz.

Violet Musgrave, Jacob McSweeney, Sofia Tentativa and Emily MacDonald, who are all A level students at the Rating Lane campus, were took part in the annual competition.

They completed ten tasks including ‘pin the parasite on the person’ and were challenged to spot real fur from fake fur.

Head of Biology Helen Rastelli said the students are all part of the Honours programme, in partnership with Lancaster University, that challenges high flying students to help bring out the best in them.

“The event is fast-paced and covers areas of biology taught at university level. They all really enjoyed it, worked well as a team and it’s great for them to challenge themselves at a higher level and gain more confidence in their own abilities.”

The quiz was held in the science department at the University of Central Lancashire and aims to bring together students across the North West region considering degrees in biology.

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