The winners! Classes from these four York schools will meet Sir David Attenborough

On his way: Sir David Attenborough. Photograph: Sky TV

The excitement about Sir David Attenborough’s visit next week is about to get even more intense for some lucky youngsters.

Sir David is here on Friday, March 23 to officially open Yorkshire Museum’s brand new major exhibition, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World.

To mark the occasion, York Museums Trust launched a schools competition, inviting classes to submit three questions they would like to ask Sir David.

Now the trust have selected the winners from 289 entries. * Drumroll* And they are…

  • Ralph Butterfield Primary School
  • Westfield Primary Community School
  • St Lawrence’s C of E Primary School
  • York College

The schools sent in questions by class, so the whole class that submitted the winning questions will attend the Q&A.

Emma Williams, assistant curator of science and archaeology, said they were innundated “with truly fantastic questions” for Sir David.

Great opportunity

Sir David in his recent programme Attenborough and the Giant Elephant. Photograph: BBC/Humble Bee Films/Vik Manchanda

“This is a great opportunity for local schools to meet Sir David Attenborough – a truly inspirational naturalist,” Emma said.

“We would like to thank all those who entered, we had some wonderful entries which made this a very difficult decision but a huge congratulations to the winning schools.”

Sir David Attenborough will visit on Friday March 23, with the exhibition opening to the public on Saturday March 24.

The question and answer discussion will take place in the Tempest Anderson Hall at the Yorkshire Museum.

Last chance

YMT Card Holders have the chance to win four pairs of tickets for the official opening of the exhibition. The deadline to enter the competition is this Friday (March 16).

Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will take visitors on an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in this brand new major exhibition.

From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes.