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Year 12 Biology Taster Day

On Wednesday four sixth formers from the year 12 biology class went to Aston university for a biology taster day. The students got a real feel for what the university could offer to them if they were to continue with biology into their further education. They also got an insight into the facilities the university offers.

The hands on practical experience saw the students extracting DNA from a strawberry. and learning about the practical uses of DNA scientists extract in a lab all the while preparing some samples for a practical often carried out by university students for their degree. All in all, the students found the day eye opening and thought it was a wonderful experience, opening their eyes to the possibilities that the future has to offer. The lecturers and researchers that delivered the day taught the students about where research is now and where it is heading, a future that they could be a part of.

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