A primary school in Derby has been announced as the UK’s first Primary Education 3D printing hub in collaboration with Create Education and Rolls-Royce.
The prize, awarded to Wyndham Primary Academy, includes Ultimaker 3D Printers, software, curriculum consultation, curriculum CPD including technical training, plus lifetime curriculum and technical support.
Over the past 8 years the schools has gone from being labelled as a bottom 200 school in the country to being awarded World Class School status in 2017, and now forms the first STEM hub of its kind.
“At Rolls-Royce, we are committed to ensuring every single child has the opportunity to be excited and inspired by the world of STEM. That’s why we jumped at the chance to partner with Create education on this pioneering project”. Paul Broadhead, Head of Community Investment and Education Outreach at Rolls-Royce-Royce.
Together, they compiled a complete package of technology and support worth thousands of pounds to go to a school completely free of charge, in order to engage pupils, deliver the curriculum and raise attainment within the region where attainment scores are lower than the national average.
“We were honoured to partner with Rolls-Royce to find a primary school who deserved to be appointed as the UK’s first primary level Create Education Hub,” said head of create education Michelle Chatterley.
“The task was more difficult than we first thought, with many schools in the selection process really working hard to engage their pupils often in deprived areas in STEAM subjects.
“Wyndham was a perfect choice, they share many of our values and have the vision to ensure that through deeper learning all pupils have an equal chance to achieve their dreams.”