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Woodbury Salterton Primary School pupils enjoy a 3D print workshop – Exmouth Journal

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16:30 11 March 2016
Pupils at Woodbury Salterton Primary School took part in a 3D printing device workshop held by Ian Hankey of the Plymouth College of Arts and Fab Lab Devon. Elliot and Darcie with a few of the printed items. Ref exe 08-16AW 9510. Picture: Alex Walton
Pupils at Woodbury Salterton Primary School took part in a 3D printing device workshop held by Ian Hankey of the Plymouth College of Arts and Fab Lab Devon. Elliot and Darcie with a few of the printed items. Ref exe 08-16AW 9510. Picture: Alex Walton
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Woodbury Salterton Primary School pupils turned their teacher into a Roman empress for the day as part of a 3D printing device workshop.

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Pupils at Woodbury Salterton Primary School took part in a 3D printing device workshop held by Ian Hankey of the Plymouth College of Arts and Fab Lab Devon. A finished 3D printed bust. Ref exe 08-16AW 9516. Picture: Alex WaltonPupils at Woodbury Salterton Primary School took part in a 3D printing device workshop held by Ian Hankey of the Plymouth College of Arts and Fab Lab Devon. A finished 3D printed bust. Ref exe 08-16AW 9516. Picture: Alex Walton
Teacher Elaine Turner came up with the idea to end the children’s history topic in an informative way. 3D printing or additive building is a system of building three dimensional solid objects of a digital file.
The session, run by Plymouth College of Arts and Fab Lab Devon, saw year three and four pupils swap re-enacting historical fights for new innovation.
Fab Lab Devon provides small-scale workshops offering digital fabrication. It is an open access, not-for-profit community resource, where anybody can invent and manufacture only of anything.
Executive headteacher Duncan Nelmes said the youngsters were ‘consumed’ with interest in the innovation.
He said: “The children favored it. We had great feedback of Ian Hankey, who ran the session. He was inspired by the kids.
“Elaine Turner idea it may be an informative juxtaposition for the kids after re-enacting historical fights to turn Mrs Turner into a Roman empress to end the topic.”