Biology brought to life

PRIESTLEY College has teamed up with a Warrington business to help bring aspects of Biology to life in the classroom.

CreativeHUT has donated equipment including 3D pens to help sixth formers gain a new perspective on science including exploring DNA structures.

“It is more helpful than just using a textbook because you can see for yourself how DNA adapts to its different functions,” said Faine Spracklen, a former pupil at The Heath.

“It was really easy working with CreativeHUT because they gave us a demonstration and tips when we needed help.”

3Doodler pens are the result of one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time and the best-selling 3D printing product.

More than 2.5 million 3Doodlers have been sold making a difference in more than 8,000 classrooms across the world.

At Priestley College, young biologists have used them to create molecules thanks to the donation from CreativeHUT. Future projects are planned using the new kit worth more than £800.

Nicola Kleiser, of CreativeHUT which is based at the Pyramid Arts Centre, said: “We are a STEAM resource and training partner, working closely with educationalists to inspire the development 21st century skills amongst their students.

“The 3Doodler seed project, which the DNA session was part of, is a way of encouraging students to learn more effectively through creative challenges.”