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Renishaw engineer virtual learning for STEM pupils

Renishaw took its education outreach programme online to provide hands-on engineering experience to STEM pupils.

The precision engineering company, based near Wotton-under-Edge, hosted free science, technology, engineering and maths (workshops for key stage 2 and 3 pupils.

Pupils had the opportunity to take online courses on 3D printing and coding to help them gain new skills and bring real-world context to their studies.

Renishaw education officer Simon Biggs said: "We're investing in education because our future engineers are students in school today.

"We may not be able to physically visit classrooms and host practical workshops at the moment, however, we can still provide a hands-on environment in these virtual workshops that gives students an insight into the vibrant world of engineering."

The 3D printing courses included a session on printing a fridge magnet or phone stand with pupils given an explanation of the process and how it is used in industry.

They were then able to use software to experiment with designing an object in 3D and slicing the design ready for printing.

Renishaw will print and post every student's design so they can see the result of their hard work.

The company also hosted a virtual coding course using Scratch software to learn the basics of block code, create a game and learn a fundamental engineering skill.

Both workshops ended with a question and answer session with the Renishaw education team and pupils had the opportunity to hear about real-world engineering projects.

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