Students worked collaboratively in teams, learning programming skills and using a computer-aided design (CAD) application to place polygon shapes on a 3D plane to form a snowman. A 3D snowman was printed for each student to take home, constructed from a cheap, recyclable plastic material. The manufacture of 3D printed items is vastly practical and has already been used in the medical industry for prostheses, in the built environment for house construction, and for motor vehicle bodies.
Families in the wider Wallsend community were also invited to attend the day, giving parents an opportunity to speak with School Principal, Grant Diggins, view the school’s facilities and experience extracurricular programs, on offer to students at St Patricks, such as 3D coding.
Scope IT Education provides students with education for tomorrow. If you would like to learn more about Scope IT Education’s programs, visit www.scopeiteducation.com.au.
If you would like to learn more about enrolling your child at St Patrick’s, Wallsend, please contact the school on 4955 8570.