A TEACHER from The Queen’s School is hoping her work on plants will help teachers inspire the next generation of biologists.

Sarah Bayliss, 31, of Chester, has developed a learning resource called ‘Plant Pathogens and Pests’ while studying last year at the Gatsby Plants Summer School.

Her work on how micro-organisms attack the leaves of plants was submitted to the Science and Plants for Schools Centre and has now been published on www.saps.org.uk for other biology teachers to access.

The resource gives teachers and students step-by-step guidance to analysing different types of leaf and the pests that attack them.

It is particularly pertinent at the moment as ash dieback, which is currently decimating Britain’s ash tree population, is a disease carried by a pest.

Head of biology Sarah said: “It’s great to know that the hard work paid off.”