…Phil Cotton, the school’s head of product design, holds a 3D Printshow Educational Excellence Award — an accolade made even more remarkable as he was the only teacher among industry professionals to have been nominated for the award.
On display at the exhibition were lamps created by the pupils for their GCSE examination.
Mr Cotton said: “The standard of work was outstanding. I awarded some of the highest marks I have ever given in my teaching career, including full marks to some.
“The thought and technical process of some designs are some of the best I have ever seen. Pupils came with their parents to the exhibition, and seeing their work exhibited like this makes them really proud.
“It is also good for parents because children don’t always tell them about the work they do at school and this gives them a chance to see it — and the parents are really proud.” …
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