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Marine Biologist for a Day

Competition Winners

As part of National Sceince and Engineering Week 2011  the Marine Biological Association ran ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ workshops for 120 primary and secondary school children. The activities included a tour of the seawater hall, an introduction to plankton and fish identification, our very own ‘CSI Plymouth’ and Alien Invaders! Participants were invited to enter a report-writing competition on their experience of being a ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ and the winning and runner-up entries can be viewed below. The winning and runner-up entries won a selection of books as prizes, which were kindly funded by the Society of Biology (

Primary winner

Daisy Everard – View Daisy’s entry

Primary runner up

Fabian Zieba – View Fabian’s entry

Olivia Clarkson – View Olivia’s entry

Secondary winner

Deborah Oldham Entry – View Deborah’s entry

Secondary runner up

Sophie Minns Entry – View Sophie’s entry


If you would like more information or to sign up for Marine Biologist for a Day in 2012 contact Jack Sewell.