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The Great Bug Hunt Competition 2017

The 2017 Great Bug Hunt Winners have been announced!


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




Overall Winner is  Lyncroft House Preparatory School in Cannock






Foundation - St Leonards VA Lower School, Bedfordshire




Years 1 & 2 – St Nicholas’ C of E Primary School, Kenilworth


Years 3 & 4 – The Kings School, Witney




Years 5 & 6 – Elvington Primary  School, York



The Great Bug Hunt is run in association with the Royal Entomological Society-

Which, founded in 1833, 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 please visit




National Insect Week


Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises this fun week, which encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.

Can’t wait for 2018? Discover insects now – and find an event near you!

Animals and Ecology Kits

 – with a £50 discount, exclusive to ASE! Simply email with your order.

Developed by Learning Rooms Outdoor Education expert Dr Katherine Forsey, these kits come complete with contents that can serve up to 30 children at a time and access to unique teaching materials.

The sets achieve both English and Scottish curriculum requirements and maximum engagement from children, capturing their imagination and enhancing their learning.

Each kit is housed in the new Gratnells SmartCase, a robust water-resistant case which features a convenient carrying handle, making it easy to transport to the outdoor study area and return to school. What's more every SmartCase fits into any furniture that uses Gratnells trays so storage is simple practical and effective.

This kits are exclusive to Philip Harris and the ideal answer to your outdoor educational needs.

  Link to catalogue

Mini Beasts and Habitats set

Contents per kit: Plastic spoon x 15, collecting brush x 15, collecting pot x 30, magnifier pot x 6, hand lens x 10, Gratnells insert x 15, plastic trowel x 30 – packaged in Gratnells SmartCase™ x 5. All teaching materials including notes and ID charts are also available to download.

Bugs on Bushes Set

Contents per kit: White sheet x 6, pooter x 30, Milton wipes, large wooden pole x 6, hand lens x 10, collecting pot x 12 - packaged in Gratnells SmartCase™ x 6. All teaching materials including notes and ID charts are available to download.


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