How you can celebrate UK Fungus Day
Fungi are an incredibly diverse group of organisms ranging from single celled yeast to the largest living organism.
Perfect for key stages 3, 4 and 5, the aim of the competition is to develop an appreciation of the diversity of fungal forms and the specialist roles they play.
How can I get involved?
To get involved, students are invited to write a 200-500 word blog about a type of fungus and a specialised form or feature that it acquires. Including images that are free to use, students should write a compelling argument as to why their selected fungus feature or form should win the competition.
Top tips for your blog
- think up an eye-catching title
- use a simple design and layout
- use strong images to attract attention
- write the blog in your own words
How do I enter?
To enter, simply email your class entries in a word document to email@example.com with the heading ‘UKFD17 schools competition’.
Include the following in your entries:
- name of teacher
- email address
- school’s name, address and telephone number
- category (KS3/KS4/KS5)
- names of pupils
The winner will receive £100 and their school department or science club will receive £200, plus educational resources from the British Mycological Society.