The results are in! The Great Bug Hunt 2018

Year 1 & 2 Bug Hunt Winners - Chandlings, Oxford

The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! The competition, brought to you by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and supported by the Royal Entomological Society (RES), takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors.  

The winning entries were chosen during National Insect Week by a team of judges 2018, including Dr Luke Tilley from the RES and Rebecca Dixon Watmough from the ASE. 

The children explored habitats to discover and record some fascinating invertebrates. Their finds were then explained and displayed in workbooks, posters and factsheets using graphs, photos, pictures and poems.   

The Great Bug Hunt competition is a brilliant way of bringing science to life for children and shows that you can go on a journey of discovery in your own backyard. Not only does the competition do a great job of capturing children’s imaginations, it also fits in well with the science curriculum. Using the natural environment when teaching is an important part of science education and something the ASE strongly advocates through its Outdoor Science Working Group” (Marianne Cutler, ASE Director). 

First prize of an “insect day” at the school goes to Little Melton Primary School in Norwich, who also won the Year 3 and 4 category. 

The winners of the other groups are as follows: 

Reception - Westerhope Primary School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Year 1 & 2 - Chandlings, Oxford

Year 3 & 4 - Little Melton Primary School (1st Prize)

Year 5 & 6 - The Willows School, Rotherham 

View some of the Bug Hunt submissions