Pupils at Cleethorpes Academy, UK, pose with their Ultimaker, which they received as part of the CREATE Education Project.
Cleethorpes Academy and their Ultimaker
Ultimaker GB is championing 3D printing in schools by launching a new scheme that aims to help pupils get ahead with 3D printing technology.
The Dutch company already has a strong background in education, working alongside schools in the UK and in Europe in a number of successful projects, but now Ultimaker's zeal for engaging the next generation is to be adopted in a more official capacity.
A national campaign is being rolled out for 2014, inviting schools and students to make the most of what learning opportunities 3D printing has to offer.
The CREATE Education Project makes use of Ultimaker's open-source technology and the collaborative approach means every student can engage in the learning and development process.
Ultimaker’s CREATE initiative has been given some fantastic feedback from teachers and pupils who have been amazed by how easy the technology is to use and the subsequent opportunities it presents.
Curriculum Leader at Cleethorpes Academy Marie McDonagh said: "We ordered 5 Ultimaker 2 printers after an impressive workshop run by the Ultimaker team where students were able to produce their own 3D designs in under two hours.
"We have incorporated 3D printing in to both Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculums to give students experience of this exciting new technology. The Ultimaker 2 printers represent good value and the support and advice from Ultimaker has been excellent."
Ultimaker will provide a free no obligation loan of an original Ultimaker to schools and are seeking 50 selective institutions across the country to be appointed as 3D Hubs to share 3D printing with everyone. Click here to learn more!