See Holbrook Primary School’s 3D printer at work as pupils complete year of special high-tech projects

Thomas (L to R) Joshua and Tegan with the 3D printed items they have been making at Holbrook Primary

Thomas (L to R) Joshua and Tegan with the 3D printed items they have been making at Holbrook Primary School.

A school at the forefront of technology saw it’s pupils leave for the summer holidays on Wednesday each with their own 3D printed object.

Holbrook Primary School invested in the equipment last May, but then only its Year 6 students got to use it.

This year though all classes tied the printer and its design software into their regular curricula to give all the children a chance to use it.

From creating a futuristic village to working on designs inspired by astronaut Tim Peake the pupils got to grips first with the design software and then were able to watch the 3D printer at work.

In our video below computing coordinator Richard Williams, who also runs the school’s robotics club the DigiMinds, showed us the printer at work and explained why it is so valuable to the children’s education.

Holbrook was amongst the first primary schools in the country to give its pupils hands-on experience of 3D printing.

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