Gold medals for LRGS students in Biology Olympiad

Oliver Cheung and Robyn Parkinson, two of the four LRGS students who won gold medals in this year's Biology Olympiad.
Oliver Cheung and Robyn Parkinson, two of the four LRGS students who won gold medals in this year's Biology Olympiad.

Four students at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have recently won gold medals in the British Biology Olympiad, a national competition for 16 to 18-year-olds.

ucas von Lutz, Robyn Parkinson (both Year 13), Anamay Shetty and Oliver Cheung (both Year 12) achieved this prestigious award.

Altogether 98 Lancaster Royal Grammar School students took part in the competition, which is run by the Society of Biology.

In addition to the four gold medal winners, 13 students won silver and nine won bronze medals.

A further 32 pupils were awarded with certificates of commendation.

LRGS headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said: “It is fantastic to see so many of our students achieving these outstanding results in the Biology Olympiad.  

“They speak volumes about the talent and dedication of our pupils and the quality of science teaching at Lancaster Royal Grammar School. 

“Many congratulations to all who took part.”

The Olympiad is an annual competition which aims to stimulate students with an interest in biology and to expand and extend their talents by offering a wider syllabus than A-level.

The competition this year was tough, with a record number of 6,189 students from 582 schools taking part.

Dr Andrew Treharne, who is chairman of UK Biology Competitions, said: ‘This is another recordbreaking year for participation and the standard of entries was as high as ever.

“Many congratulations to all those students who have been awarded medals and certificates.”