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Ilford students creating a buzz with bee house project to help insects

Monday, March 24, 2014
4:40 PM

A team from the Ursuline Academy won an award and £2,000 funding at the Big Bang Fair earlier this month.

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They have designed a prototype house for bees called “bee in a bottle” using 3D printing technology.

It aims to boost the depleting bee population and encouraging young people into gardening with a model garden inspired by a teenage girl’s bedroom.

The students appeared live on television from the event at the NEC in Birmingham and were invited to have breakfast with business secretary Vince Cable as a reward for their achievements.

The Grow Wild project donated £2,000 towards the scheme.

The team also won the Crest Award for communication and real-world context at the competition, which champions inventions in science and engineering.

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