30 March 2022

Sixty lucky Year 8 pupils were selected by Head of ICT & Computer Science Mrs Qadri to take part in an exciting #InspiringLancashire Project on Wednesday, funded by BAE Systems. 

Priory has been given a 3D printer as part of the link-up and they have worked with CREATE Education to deliver the school-based 3D Printing Workshop Day.

Mrs Qadri said: “I took part in a course on 3D printing and BAE Systems were selecting 50 schools across Lancashire to give a 3D printer too. 

“I applied and thankfully Priory ended up being one of the schools. I had a training day at CREATE Education in Chorley and part of the project was that BAE Systems, through CREATE, will offer a 3D Printing Workshop Day as well as a day on careers advice. 

“BAE Systems want to create more jobs in the future in the Lancashire area and they hope, by training pupils on such items as 3D printers and show how they are used in their business, this will give them an understanding of the careers available to them and the chance to stay in Lancashire for the jobs. 

“A 3D printer is expensive, around £3,000, so we are delighted to have one in school. 

“At the Workshop, the pupils designed a mini rocket ship and printed it.” 

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Tags: Year 8 Computer Science