Ilford schoolgirls wow prime minister David Cameron with award-winning science projects
- Credit: Archant
A group of Ilford schoolgirls met prime minster David Cameron and royalty at a science fair earlier this month.
The pupils from Ursuline Academy, in Morland Road, wowed the prime minister with their work developing cheap natural materials to build homes in Bangladesh.
The team, the Sus-tain-ables, had investigated how mud can be used as a building material by building miniature houses.
Schoolmates the Science Angels had designed greenhouses for farmers in the Third World using prototype greenhouses and high-tech solar glass to make it easier for different crops to grow.
They were among 450 young scientists chosen to showcase their work to judges including celebrity physicist Professor Brian Cox the ExCel Centre.
You may also want to watch:
Sus-tain-ables came away with the UKFT Textile Edge Prize, including a £500 trip to the House of Commons and a fashion show visit.
The Science Angels Won The Shell Prize for Sustainability and a £500 trip to a Science Museum event later this year.
- 1 South Woodford curry house named best in the nation
- 2 ‘Game-changing’ kebab chain to open Barkingside branch
- 3 Childhood sweethearts to open 'Brick Lane-style' deli in Barkingside
- 4 More strike action planned in Newbury Park school dispute
- 5 Liverpool Street to Shenfield line suspended as person hit by train
- 6 Where to go for Italian food in Redbridge, according to TripAdvisor
- 7 'Like prisoners in our home': Parents of attacked 13-year-old speak out
- 8 'Important' business park to be exempt from new planning rules
- 9 Opera star Jonathan Antoine to return to the stage ahead of US tour
- 10 EV charging hub launched in South Woodford as ULEZ expands
Student Klara Prela said the experience was “amazing”.
She added: “One of the highlights was meeting David Cameron.
“When we were told we thought it was a joke, and we didn’t believe it until he came.
“It was very nerve-racking but surprisingly he was comfortable when we were talking.”
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Ilford South MP Mike Gapes also visited the fair on March 15.