Last updated: Friday, 3rd April 2015, 15:54

Children at Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School are taking part in a pioneering IT project, using a 3D printing process to produce different designs and geometric shapes as part of their design lessons.

The school is the only primary school in the West Midlands to have been chosen for the project, though it is in use in some secondary schools. The equipment, including the 3D printer, has been provided by Black Country Atelier, a Birmingham-based company that specialises in educational IT learning courses for schools.

Head teacher Cathryn Throup said: “We are delighted that Clifton School has been chosen for this project which will, I believe, not only instil in them a love of learning but also encourage them to start thinking about their career choices. It’s all part of our mission to prepare them for secondary education.”

An open day for local sponsors who have contributed towards the school’s IT equipment was attended by Sir Anthony Winnington, High Sheriff of Worcestershire (pictured, right, with Head Teacher Cathryn Throup).



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