BioMedia Meltdown

A KS3 competition for students in the boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham, funded by John Lyons Charity.

BioMedia Meltdown

Are you a KS3 teacher in Brent, Ealing or Hammersmith & Fulham?

Give your students the opportunity to show off their understanding of science using their creative skills and win some amazing prizes. Join The Linnean of Society of London's BioMedia Meltdown Competition and ask your students to produce a piece of creative media about ecosystems.

The competition has been developed around the topic of ecosystems and aims to be accessible for KS3 students of all abilities and interests. Entries will be accepted in a wide variety of media (e.g. video, blog, poem, short story, photo, sculpture and painting) and should address the topics around ecosystems.

Free resources are being developed to help both teachers and students acquire the necessary skills to interpret science through creative media. These resources are available to be booked (download form or complete online) for delivery at schools in Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham during March till May 2016. Activity packs will also be available for teachers outside of these areas to download and use in the classroom, though they are not eligible to enter the competition on this occasion.

The competition will be launched on March 1st and will close on July 15th. Entries can be submitted individually or in groups of no more than 3 people and will be judged against predetermined criteria by an expert panel. The winners will be announced on the 1st of September. All winners, friends and family will be invited to celebrate their work in October 14th 2016 at The Linnean Society of London, where they will receive their prizes. Schools may also independently submit evidence of their competition entries directly to the CREST Bronze award scheme.

This project has been funded by John Lyons Charity.

Loan Kits

Loan kits for the BioMedia Meltdown Competition developed around the national curriculum topics on ecosystems and are full of activities and the necessary equipment needed to carry them out.