Burley Middle School is home to the district's top young science boffins - and that's a fact!

The Government's school league tables for Science show 100 per cent of pupils hitting the level four target aged 11.

Head teacher Angus MacIntosh is delighted with the results: "A lot of hard work has been put in by the science staff and the pupils to achieve these results."

The results in English and Maths were not far behind. Eighty four per cent of pupils hit the level four target in English and 82 per cent in Maths.

The tests formed part of the National Curriculum Key Stage Two assessment.

The news caps an excellent few months for the Langford Lane-based school. Twenty-four pupils picked up prizes from celebrated environmentalist David Bellamy in the British Naturalist Association's Blake Shield Award. The youngsters came second in the country for work over a two-year period designing and developing the school's own nature trail.

Pupils sent in their work and research on the project to scoop the accolade.

Mr MacIntosh said: "The school has also made its mark in the world of Information Technology."

Pupils secured second place in a prestigious Internet competition. The Cable and Wireless Childnet competition pitted the Burley-in-Wharfedale youngsters against a school in South Africa and a school in Ireland.

As well as success in competitions, the school's commitment to technology is being enjoyed by others living thousands of miles away.

Pupils produced a 'virtual tour' of Skipton Castle which has been accessed by large numbers of Web users.

Teacher David Womersley has co-ordinated the Internet project and feels it is an exciting time for the school.

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