In local primary schools
MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Assoc) funding, through the Imagineering Foundation, has enabled the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) - at the University of Warwick – to deliver an outreach CAD and 3D printing programme to an additional 200 primary school children aged 10 to 11 years during autumn term 2019.
The programme aims to raise awareness and knowledge of CAD and 3D printing, whilst engaging children in the interactive design process and developing their
understanding of the need for accurate measurement to ensure that designs actually work. The design task for this programme was to create an ice lolly drip tray.
The programme consists of 3 consecutive afternoon workshops in school, delivered by a team of 4 Warwick undergraduate engineers. The undergraduates provide excellent role models for the school children involved.
The children clearly enjoyed the workshops and were proud of their achievements. They all had screenshots of their designs to include in their portfolio of work. The class voted for their favourite 2 designs from their class and these were 3D printed and returned to the school.
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