Holbrook Primary School pupils to feature in South Korean educational programme
PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 November 2016
Pupils at a Suffolk primary school are to have their work displayed on an international stage after a South Korean film crew visited to learn about their 3D printing.
Last Thursday, while most schools were closed for the half-term break, six pupils at Holbrook Primary School welcomed EBS Korea, an educational broadcast service, to film as part of a documentary on how children learn about new technologies.
During the morning, the children were reminded how to use the design software they had studied and were tasked with designing a spanner to be used on an irregular bolt.
The crew filmed the children as they worked on their designs and interviewed them on the process.
One of the spanner designs was printed so the news team could take one home.
Holbrook Primary was the only school to be visited by the crew during their visit to the East of England, chosen after the show’s researchers read an article previously published in the Ipswich Star on 3D printing projects at the school.
Computing co-ordinator at the school, Richard Williams, said: “It will be broadcast in Korea on EBS early in the New Year, and will be syndicated across the Far East.
“It is part of a documentary on how children are learning to use new technology as part of the digital revolution, or as it is known in Korea, ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
“The crew were very impressed with the beauty of our county and really enjoyed finding out about education in the UK.
“They (the children) really enjoyed having another chance to practice their 3D printing skills, as well as learning about Korea from the news team.
“Each child got a Korean bookmark in the shape of a traditional sword, as a thank you and keep-sake of their day.”