Holbrook Primary School buys 3D printer after months of fundraising

Holbrook Primary School has now got a 3D printer.

Holbrook Primary School has now got a 3D printer. - Credit: Archant

Schoolchildren in Holbrook will be amongst the first primary school pupils to get hands-on experience of 3D printing.

Holbrook Primary School has now got a 3D printer.

Holbrook Primary School has now got a 3D printer. - Credit: Archant

After months of fundraising the Holbrook Primary students took delivery of the cutting-edge piece of tech last week.

While they have previously designed objects for 3D printers during computing classes the children have had these printed by a company in London.

Now they will be able to see their creations come to life in front of their own eyes without ever having to leave the classroom.

Computing coordinator at the school Richard Williams said: “The children had some amazing fundraising ideas; we had a dress as a robot day, one parent collected CDs which she sold through an online retailer, the children in Foundation sold robot cookies and several girls organised a colouring competition.

“The sky’s the limit with this amazing new technology. Our children have shown themselves to be incredibly imaginative and creative.

“I can only wonder what they will create using this amazing 21st century technology.

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“We have enough filament, which is used in the printer to create the objects, for every child in school to make their own design.”