Bootham Students’ designs on wildlife with Butterfly Hotel, Duck House, Dovecote and Sunflower Feeding Station
Students from Bootham School have created an array of artefacts designed to encourage wildlife into domestic gardens. With the Quaker School’s focus on eco awareness, the students were keen to design things which might be taken up by commercial garden centres. Head of Design Technology, Eamonn Molloy, explained, “We’ve had some stunning creations, really imaginative and technically well executed. There are novel items including a butterfly hotel, a sunflower inspired birdfeeder, and new takes on traditional things like a dovecote and duck house. Looking at the quality of what the students have produced, I’m sure they’d go down well in the commercial world.”
The students who produced some of the eco artefacts include Kathryn Hinton, with her butterfly hotel; Digby Mason, with his take on a duck house; Will Page, produced a Victorian dovecote; and Alex Hurst, designed a novel birdfeeder on the theme of a sunflower.