Marlborough College and Beko are entering a productive phase in their partnership which is based on the shared vision to help develop the scientists and innovators of the future, who can go on to make a difference in the world. The partnership is driving a culture of innovation and scientific exploration within the College and in our local partner schools through a number of programmes utilising the Young Guru Academy’s award-winning Twin Science kits, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and equipment and facilities generously donated by Beko.
One recent project, saw Beko donate five of their Arcelik branded 3D printers to the programme, three for College pupils and two for our partner schools. The printers allow the creation of a physical object from a three-dimensional digital or CAD model. The College printers are being used extensively for practical project work and pupils are able to operate them from their own laptops independently.
To support the donation to our partner schools, Julian Patient from the DT Department has created a user guide for the 3D printer and its accompanying software and run induction sessions with staff and pupils at Pewsey Vale Primary School and at Swindon Academy. Having seen how valuable and accessible these printers have been to our pupils, we are excited to hear how the pupils at our partner schools enjoy using them.