Every year the Society of Biology run a competition aimed to celebrate specimen drawing in schools. The award called the Nancy Rothwell Award is open to pupils in three age categories (7 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 18), and drawings of plant, animal and microscopy specimens are welcome. This year Edmund Adams, currently in Block 4 submitted a drawing of the skeleton of a dog and he was awarded Outstanding. He was awarded his prize; a set of drawing pencils, a commemorative certificate and £25 on the 16 October at the Royal Veterinary College Biology Week event. This is an amazing achievement; Edmund is the first student from Bedales to have entered this competition.
By Cheryl Osborne, Teacher of Biology
Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.