This afternoon year 8 have been busy trying to break last year’s record for the most species of living organisms brought into school in one morning.
Any living thing, or part of one, was allowed and we saw lots of variety including various fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, a pet dog, mouse organs and many different insects and arthropods. With a final dash out to the playground for some last minute additions, we managed an admirable total of 198 different organisms. This meant that they just beat last year’s total but are still a way off the Stoneygate record of 532 set in 2013. The kingdom of each organism was identified and then they were all classified further depending on some of their key features.