Dudley MP Ian Austin has met with students from Bishop Milner Catholic School taking part in a pioneering science project.
Each year the Royal Society awards around 40 schools with grants to enable students to carry out science, technology and maths projects alongside practising scientists.
Bishop Milner students worked with scientists from the University of Wolverhampton to research the Ebola crisis and were at the Royal Society’s headquarters in London to present their findings.
The school is one of just fourteen from across the country to receive a grant from the prestigious science society and present their research at a poster reception.
The Royal Society scheme aims to encourage young people to study science and maths beyond age 16 to help fill the shortage in science, engineering and technology professionals.
Ian Austin said:
“It was great to local students from Bishop Milner and hear what they have learnt from working with real-life scientists.
“We need to make education Dudley’s number one priority to attract new businesses and jobs to replace the ones that we’ve lost.
“Science and maths will play a huge role in the jobs and economy of the future, so I’m delighted that students from Dudley are leading the way.”