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The Great Bug Hunt 2018

A Great Competition for Primary Schools

An opportunity for pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom.

Simply identify a local habitat, get the pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!

 See the 2017 Bug Hunt winners


The Great Bug Hunt is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in Partnership with the Royal Entomological Society.


The Royal Entomological Society was founded in 1833, and plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects, improving communication between entomologists and informing the public about entomology.

For more information about the Society, please visit

This exciting competition, now in its sixth year, fits into the curriculum and helps to develop Working Scientifically skills too; it also fits perfectly with many of the topics which NI teachers use to teach the curriculum area called the World Around Us.

There are three age categories for entries: 5-7 years/KS1, 7-9 years/LKS2 and 9-11 years/UKS2

Competition entries should be posted to:
   Rebecca Dixon-Watmough
   44 St Peters Close
   BB1 9HH

The closing date for entries is Friday 15th June 2018

To download a poster in PDF format, follow this link:

  A4 Bug Hunt Poster


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