On Wednesday 24th January, a small group of year 6 pupils, with their teachers, went the ExCel Centre in London. Having met at our local train station we travelled by train to Euston. This was followed by a quick trip on the underground before the DLR delivered us at the BETT fair in London Docklands. To enter the exhibition area, had to wear lanyards to show that we were ‘invited’ visitors.

Several journalists wanted to know about how our school had won the Ultimaker 3D printer. We explained that some students had entered the CREATE Education competition, planning an adventure-style playground equipment for a local area of waste ground. There were even some of our 3D models on display! They were interested to know how using the 3D printer had helped our learning what sort of things it was now being used for.

Whilst we were there we saw the Original Ultimaker 3D printer; it was made from wood! There were other models on display as part of the Ultimaker stand.

One group at a time we were allowed to explore other areas of the BETT exhibition, collecting lots and lots of freebies like: lego, pens, T-shirt, bags, 3D printed fidget spinner and some frog badges and lanyards. We also had a picture in a cool upside down house! The other group generated more cool 3D creations such as Sculptris on the 3D printer before we swapped over.

The CREATE Education Project would like to thank Brookmead Primary School for taking the time to join us on our stand at BETT and the Yr6 students who were a credit to the school on the day and for writing this report of their experiences.

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