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PiXL and The CREATE Education Project

The CREATE Education Project are thrilled to be working with PiXL on their Building Maths Confidence project in the academic year of 2022-2023 – bringing your students the chance to get hands on in discovering how numeracy and STEM are integral to the industry critical skills of 3D design, 3D modelling and 3D printing.

Who are The CREATE Education Project…

The CREATE Education Project was founded in 2014, with one sole aim – to provide access for young people to 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology by supporting educators with the best tools and knowledge to teach their pupils key industry skills for the future. We believe it’s never too early to introduce 3D design, 3D printing and additive manufacturing skills to young people and we work with all sectors of the education system, from Key Stage 1 to University professionals. 

With the revolution of Industry 4.0, accelerated by the pandemic, digital skills gaps in industry are appearing at a more accelerated pace, opening out highly paid and highly skilled jobs for the future for pupils who have the right skills. Numeracy and STEM are at the heart of these jobs and we want to encourage educators to embrace this new and innovative technology in order to step their pupils up for future career success. 

We do this in a number of ways, such as: 

  • Free webinars for Primary and Secondary teachers, running weekly at 4pm. 
  • Free resources for teachers – including fully written lesson plans. 
  • 5 week Technology Loan Scheme, in which your school can try a 3D printer, 3D scanner or Mayku FormBox 
  • CPD and training 
  • Stocking high quality 3D printers, 3D scanners, MaykuForm Boxes and other products. 

We are small team, predominantly made up of trained and experienced teachers who are also additive manufacturing experts, so you can be sure that any products we stock will last the test of time in a classroom and advice that we give is given with real classroom insight.  

We work with industry experts and partners and have a vast ambassador network, meaning that we have great industry knowledge and we are always up to date with industry thinking. 

The CREATE Education Project are proud to be the preferred UK education resellers for Ultimaker, Meltio and Mayku.

Exclusive offer to PiXL Club members  

As part of PiXL’s Building Maths Confidence Project, we are exclusively offering PiXL Club members and their pupils the chance to access 3D printing technology through a series of free webinars and competitions, which could see your school win a package of support worth up to £950 for your school.

We are offering these opportunities right across the key stages, from Key Stage 1 – 4 to capture the imaginations of as many educators and pupils for 3D printing as we can!

Read on to find out how you can get involved…

For Key Stage 1 teachers and staff, we are holding an exclusive free webinar which will introduce you to the concept of 3D printing and show you how 3D printing can be used to support the development of numeracy in the classroom from Year 1 upwards. This webinar has been specially designed for PiXL club members. 

Webinar – How 3D printing can be used to support the teaching of numeracy at Key Stage 1

On the webinar we will cover: 

  • Introduction to 3D printing and what it is.
  • How 3D printing can support numeracy development.
  • How to choose a 3D printer and 3D modelling software.
  • From 2D shapes to 3D printing – practical student activities to explore 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Other project ideas
  • 3D printed classroom resources that support numeracy.

Sign up…When and where? 

The webinar will take place on 25th January 2023 at 4-5pm.

We want Key Stage 2 pupils to get hands on with 3D design in an exclusive competition which could win your school a package of 3D technology goodies, worth £950.  Working collaboratively with Key Stage 1 pupils and teachers, and using their own numeracy knowledge and problem solving skills, we want Key Stage 2 pupils to develop numeracy teaching and learning aids that can be printed and used by younger pupils in your school. 

To launch the competition, we are holding a free webinar for Key Stage 2 teachers and staff to introduce 3D design, 3D printing and the competition criteria.

Webinar – Key Stage 2 Numeracy and 3D Design Competition – An introductory webinar for teachers.

On the webinar we will cover: 

  • Introduction to 3D printing and what it is 
  • How 3D printing can support numeracy development
  • How to choose a 3D printer and 3D modelling software
  • Introduction to the competition – Key Stage 2 students to design resources on Tinkercad to support KS2 students in their numeracy development. 
  • Introduction to Tinkercad for teachers. 
  • Introduction to competition rules and prizes etc. 

Sign up…When and where? 

The webinar and competition launch will take place on 26th January 2023 at 4-5.30pm.

For pupils at Secondary level, we want to ramp up the challenge – bringing in statistics to 3D design. 

In 2021, The CREATE Education Project and the Royal Meteorological Society partnered with Wychwood School  to 3D print the weather, using statistics to show how climate change had affected rainfall. These models were displayed in the Green Zone at COP26 for visitors to be able to visually see the impact and had an excellent response! 

This got us thinking…how else could we get young people to 3D print statistics and how could they be used to create a positive impact on pressing world issues for young people? And so the PiXL secondary competition was born…! Who better to tell us what those issues are, discover the best way to develop this data and then 3D design it and create a campaign around it than the students themselves? 

One school will win a package of 3D printing goodies worth £950 and there will be a runners up prize, worth £450 too. 

Be sure to join us on the teachers’ introductory webinar to find out more!

Prizes

For both the Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3-4 competitions we are offering two prizes per competition – first prize and a runners up prize. 

The first prize is worth £950 to each school who wins. We are offering one primary school and one secondary school:  

  • Either a full day workshop for students or CPD for staff worth £500. 
  • The loan of a 3D printer for 5 weeks which is worth £450. 

With the loan of the 3D printer, you will also get a set up call with our Technical Advisor and also a roll of free filament so that you can print your 3D designs to display and use in your school. 

We are also offering a runners up prize to a primary school and a secondary school and this will be: 

  • The loan of a 3D printer for 5 weeks which is worth £450. 

You will also get a set up call with our Technical Advisor and also a roll of free filament so that you can print your 3D designs to display and use in your school.

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