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Learn 3D Printing

3D printing experience - jump into the exciting world of 3D design and printing!

Learn 3D Printing

3D printing is the future! In this hands-on workshop, primary students will learn how 3D printing is used in industry, how to use 3D design software to print in 3D, and get to take home their creations.

A session is a minimum of 2 hours, and can be a one-off or part of a series.

Teachers can pick from ready-made projects (such as keyrings and personality badges), or can request to cover a topic that relates to what they are teaching at the time.


Ranging from £5 per child to £60 per hour. Maximum capacity: 22 students per session to ensure each student has access to a device.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers


  • Materials
  • Electricity
  • Computing

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Observing and measuring

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

Good for a career in...

  • Aircraft
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Space
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