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The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.

The 2018 winners were announced during Biology Week 2018.

7-11 year old category

Winner: James Boughey, age 11, from Prestfelde SchoolBoughey James

Highly Commended: Krish Desha Beerachee, aged 11, from Oatlands Junior SchoolBeerachee Krish Desha

Highly Commended: Rahni Spaul, aged 9, from Haberdashers' Aske's School for GirlsRahni Spaul

Highly Commended: Sky Walker, aged 11, from The Grange SchoolSkye Walker


Chloe Chorlton, aged 8, Norbury Hall Primary SchoolChorlton Chloe

Jack Considine, aged 9, from St Antony's Catholic Primary SchoolConsidine Jack

Alexandra Daulby, aged 11, from Streatham & Clapham High SchoolDaulby Alexandra

Emily Dolby, aged 11, from St Mary's School, MelroseEmily Dolby

Lauren Gardiner, aged 11, from Braeside SchoolLauren Gardiner

Loris Mills, aged 10, from Yerbury Primary SchoolLoris Mills

12-14 year old category

Winner: Charlotte W., from Preston SchoolCharlotte Weeks1

Highly Commended: Isabella Burghard, aged 13, from Millais SchoolIsabella Burghard

Highly Commended: Bette Gleadall, aged 13, from Bootham SchoolBette Gleadall

Highly Commended: Liberty Mountain, aged 13, from St Margaret's School for GirlsLiberty Mountain


Elana Brand, aged 12, from Wycombe High SchoolPicture2

Lyra Browning, aged 12, from Wycombe High SchoolLyra Browning

Tulla Burnet, aged 14, from Fettes CollegeTulla Burnet

Aoife Doherty, aged 13, from St Patrick's CollegeAoife Doherty

Ellie Guthrie, aged 14, from Ditcham Park School Ellie Guthrie

Isabelle Hobbs, aged 14, from St Francis CollegeIsabelle Hobbs

Zara Jessa, aged 12, from Nottingham High SchoolZara Jessa

Garbhan McEnoy, aged 14, from Methodist College, BelfastGarbhan McEnoy

Charlie Toff, aged 14, from The Perse SchoolCharlie Toff

15-18 year old category

Winner: Leslie Lee, aged 16, from Wimbledon High SchoolLeslie Lee

Highly Commended: Harriet Allan, aged 17, from Barton Court Grammar SchoolHarriet Allan

Highly Commended: Daisy Bathily, aged 15, Bradford Grammar SchoolDaisy Bathily

Highly Commended: Robert Gregson, aged 15, from The Judd SchoolRobert Gregson


Ishita Datta, aged 17, from The Tiffin Girls' SchoolIshita Datta

Maia Dithcfield, aged 17, from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar SchoolMaia Ditchfield

Frances Dixon, aged 17, from Lord Williams's Upper SchoolFrances Dixon

Phoebe Foster, aged 17, from Saint Olave's Grammar SchoolPhoebe Foster

Beatrice James, aged 15, from Alton SchoolBeatrice James

Charmaine Lim, aged 17, from Concord CollegeCharmaine Lim

Clarissa Periera, aged 16, from The Tiffin Girls' SchoolClarissa Pereira

Aiyla Salam, aged 16, from Surbiton High SchoolAiyla Salam

Eric Tang, aged 16, from Fettes CollegeEric Tang

Celia Warre, aged 17, from Alexandra Park SchoolCelia Warre

Special thanks to judges

Andrew Crook MBE FRSA, Royal Veterinary College
Lucy Eckersley, Royal Veterinary College
Tom Ireland MRSB, Royal Society of Biology
Dr Grace Sim, Royal Veterinary College
Timothy Pond
, Zoological Society of London
Professor Susan Standring FRSB, King's College London


The Royal Society of Biology wishes to thank the Royal Veterinary College for its continued support of this award.

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