Barton Peveril’s Bioscientist

Barton Peveril Student’s Success in National Competition

Barton Peveril student Phoebe Barlow

Barton Peveril student Phoebe Barlow.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Phoebe Barlow has won an award in the University of Gloucestershire’s national Biosciences Essay Competition. The Barton Peveril student placed in the top 10 nationally, against hundreds of other A Level students from around the country.

The University of Gloucestershire asked students to submit an 800-word essay titled ‘How Biology Can Save The World.’ The competition was designed to get A Level students thinking about the ways they can help the planet, in the face of climate change, drug resistance, and species extinctions.

Phoebe Barlow, who formerly attended Upper Shirley High School, answered the essay title by exploring how plastic eating enzymes can be used to help clean the ocean and to stop the need for further production of plastics. Barlow was ‘Highly Commended’ by the competition judges for her entry.

“Extremely pleased”

Speaking on her entry, Phoebe Barlow said:

“I decided to enter the competition to further my understanding of biology, and I’m so glad I did! I’m extremely pleased with how I placed, and I think the research skills I developed will be very beneficial to me moving towards university and in the future.”