Plans for a double decker Science Bus have won Mile Oak Primary School in Portslade £10,000 in a national prize for innovation.
Run by teaching agency Randstad Education, the annual awards reward innovation in schools and, after entering their plans last November, the school has beaten off hundreds of other schools to win the primary category.
The plans include two domes on the upper deck which will serve as observation posts, a wind turbine, rainwater harvesting equipment, a weather station and rooftop landing pad for a remote-control drone. While the lower deck will be used as a base for exploring the rich biodiversity in the school grounds.
Jenny Rollinson, managing director of Randstad Education, said, “The school’s innovative double decker bus classroom won the hearts of our judges and we’re now awaiting progress updates as they transform their bus into two science zones. What a great demonstration of creativity, resourcefulness and inspiration for pupils.”