Boys from Loughborough Grammar School were delighted to unbox a new 3D printer this week which has been purchased for their STEM club.
The 3D printer was funded using a generous donation from Loughborough Schools Foundation alumnus Professor Hubert Lacey and Mrs Sue Lacey who are particularly passionate about science and learning. The donation was made specifically to fund a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) initiative which would have the biggest impact on STEM students.
This exciting new piece of kit will enable pupils to combine their creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills whilst bringing theoretical and academic concepts to life.
Loughborough Grammar’s Physics teacher and STEM Outreach co-ordinator, Dhruv Joshi said: “The 3D printer will provide an incredibly interactive learning experience for the boys, which can help them retain information with ease and better clarity.”
Dr Al Waters, Biology teacher and Assistant Head – Pupil Experience added: “The printer will be invaluable for providing enrichment for their education. For example, in Biology, pupils could use the 3D printer to create an anatomical heart; the possibilities of what the boys could create with the 3D printer are practically infinite!”
It is hoped that the 3D printer will enable the undertaking of numerous innovative projects to engage more pupils with STEM subjects.