Talented pupils have made the county final of a Young Enterprise competition - after designing a first aid key ring called the 'Nursessity'.

A team of 11 pupils at St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School in Langley Road designed it themselves.

They called their team the Sirens and presented their invention in various rounds of the competition run by the Young Enterprise Company Programme - a national charity specialising in enterprise education for all young people.

They showed it at Windsor Royal Shopping, Nicholson's Shopping Centre in Maidenhead and last week at Telefonica 02 at Bath Road, Slough where it got them into the area final.

Four of the students Sophie Wingrove, Jasmeet Basra, Roop Cheema and Alice Hodge made a presentation in front of 100 people at the Telefonica.

Roop said: "The Area Final was an amazing experience, full of challenges."

Fellow student Alice added: " Not only are we through to the county final but we also won other awards – participation, customer Service and best trade stand – a truly great team effort.”

The county final is on Wednesday, May 14 at Reading.

The 'Nursessity' is a key ring with eight cards on it - coloured coded and giving the key holder vital information about a variety medical emergencies they might come across in the course of everyday life.

The pupils have produced 1,000 themselves, selling them to parents at the school and to a local bus company.

Christina Killick, head of business at the school, said: “At St Bernard’s we believe that the potential of our pupils is unlimited and not just academically. Young Enterprise is a great opportunity for us to motivate our young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the work skills, knowledge and the confidence they need.”