In March this year, The CREATE Education Project ran a competition for teachers, students and schools to enter for a chance to win a DIY Ultimaker Original Kit.

To enter the¬†competition you had to submit a video via social media using the hashtag #CREATEYOUR3DFUTURE and tell us ‚ÄėHow you would change the world with a 3D printer‚Äô.

We received many brilliant and wonderful entries from all across the UK. Unfortunately, we only had 5 3D printers to give away so the judging was hard because of the great responses we received.

Have a look at some of the great videos entered below.

On Monday the 18th June, eight Year¬†5 students from St. Leonard’s Primary School and two of their teachers come to visit the CREATE Education Project Head Office to build the Ultimaker Original 3D Printer they won.

St. Leonard’s Year 5¬†was the first primary school¬†to join CREATE Education at our head office for a build day. The students were enthusiastic and it was a very enjoyable day. Take a look at some photos from the day and the student’s own thoughts about their day and experience.

“I enjoyed making everything and screwing the tiny bolts on to the screws was difficult”

– Millie

“I enjoyed screwing everything.¬† I found it difficult when we put it all together.”

– Joshua

“I enjoyed making the air duct. I found it difficult understanding all the functions.”

“Today I enjoyed creating all the little details. I found it difficult when I made the nozzle.”

– Nicole

“I enjoyed making the 3D printer and working with people I normal wouldn’t be with.”

– Grace

“I enjoyed making the acrylic print platform because we where working together with no fussing about who does what.

I thought the most difficult part was when we were attaching things to the acrylic print platform.”

– Jessie

“I enjoyed pitting it all together (fan etc).

I found the elctronics difficult but I persevered to get it right.”

– Olivia

“I enjoyed making the plate and finding out new things.

I found it hard putting all the bolts and screws in.”

– Caitlen

“Super day! Jack was calm. The children enjoyed team work in two groups during the morning. Following instructions from worksheets and creating opportunities for different members to take leadership roles with a chance for them all to participate.

Thank you for this opportunity!”

– Mrs B & Mrs B

Congratulations¬†to St. Leonard’s Primary School for winning, we enjoyed a fun and successful build day with you all and we look forward¬†to the next build day with the winners from Coppull Primary School.


In The Classroom

The Ultimaker Original+ 3D Printer kit allows you to build your own reliable and accurate 3D printer at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a fully assembled printer. This provides amazing opportunities for students to get involved in assembling the printer and learning valuable skills in the process such as teamwork, communication and collaboration in addition to gaining valuable technical skills and insight into how 3D printers are engineered. This option provides a perfect STEM or Design Technology activity, suitable for secondary students although this approach has had proven results with students aged 8+.

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