Bett 2017: Introducing 3D printing technology with the CREATE Education Project

The CREATE Education Project

The CREATE Education Project brings together game changing technology with inspirational content and creative minds. This collaborative platform is designed to provide FREE resources and support to help educators to introduce and embed 3D Printing technology in the classroom. These include professional development resources, lesson resources, project ideas and inspiration.

Contributors and community members are provided with a network of people embracing the same passion for sharing and improving access to education. In order to ensure everybody has the opportunity to benefit from 3D printing and other exciting tech we reached out and asked educators and industry leaders what the challenges were and how can we make the best of the opportunities. We aligned these with our core values and the CREATE Education Project was the result. Facebook:

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The open-source CREATE Education Project is delighted to be joining Ultimaker on Stand F443 at Bett 2017. Visit us to find out how we can support you in introducing and embedding 3D printing technology across the curriculum, from Primary schools right up to further and higher education. We will be showcasing a variety of innovative school 3D printing projects along with professional development and classroom resources, all available free of charge from our community website at

So how can we support you?

Whether you are a new or established user of the technology, or just exploring the possibilities of 3D printing technology, the CREATE Education Project website provides a valuable source of ideas, inspiration and resources.

On the website you can browse, search and download a wide variety of curriculum resources for immediate use in the classroom. These include:

  • Getting Started Guide.
  • 3D Printing in the Primary Curriculum Guide (with other curriculum guides to follow).
  • Object of the Week cross-curricular resources.
  • Classroom resources, containing links to 3D files that allow you to print useful resources for use with your students.
  • Subject-specific project and lesson resources (including Design Technology, STEM and Computing).

You can also access a range of other support, including:

  • Step-by-step tutorials utilising a range of 3D modelling software suitable for teachers and students to learn new skills and techniques whilst designing a product.
  • Professional development and technical support resources.
  • Inspirational project ideas and case studies shared by our community through our blog.
  • Access to our community of education hubs, CREATE ambassadors, makerspaces and partners.

Why visit us at BETT?

We just love to meet people and we would like to share some of our great projects and community success stories with you, and are keen to answer your questions. You can experience a personalised guided tour of the CREATE Education website, and take a look at some of our free resources.

Many of our community members will also be joining us on Stand F443 at various times, bringing along examples of real classroom projects and giving you the opportunity to question teachers and students about their projects. Highlights include:

  • Wednesday: Disabled learners from National Star College showcasing their tactile map project for the visually impaired.
  • Wednesday/Thursday: CREATE Hub leader and subject leader of Design & Technology at St. Richard Reynolds Catholic College, Duncan Skelton, showcasing Mushroom Night Light and Electronic Board Game technology projects.
  • Thursday: CREATE Hub leader and head of Computing at Cowley International College, Rob Jones, discussing how 3D printing can be used to enable physical computing.
  • Friday: CREATE Hub header, head of Design Technology & leader of creativity at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School discussing how the hub works with students and the local community to support 3D printing.
  • Friday: CAS Hub leader and Computing & Science subject leader at Mereside Primary School, along with Primary digital leaders presenting their Codebug 3D printed Blackpool Illuminations project and discussing their experiences with 3D printing.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Stand F443! Visit or contact [email protected] / 01257 276 116 for more information.

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