August 27 2014 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Senior reporter
Monday, March 24, 2014
A team from the Ursuline Academy won an award and £2,000 funding at the Big Bang Fair earlier this month.
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.