Last year, June 26th, we went to Vlieland to visit de Jutter because of the workshop of Jonathan Keep. In our school we have two 3d-printers and we were interested in the way de Jutter uses it in their school and so Thijs Speelman invited us to join the workshop at his school.
We had a great day and went home with a lot of inspiration. Especially the idea to collect plastic waste from the island and turn it into new filament inspired us. Our school is part of a group of 34 primary schools in the north of Holland. Our visit to Vlieland was one of the reasons our 3D-printing education got a boost. Rik set up a 3D-printing competition for the 34 schools, with the intention to get things rolling, and also to share and inspire each other. This resulted in the fact that the 3D-printers in almost all of our schools are now being used and that information and ideas about 3D-printing -like stimulating entrepreneurship- is being shared across our primary schools.
Christa van der Veen, Rik Bergmann & Hilde Bakker – Mariaschool Eelde-Paterswolde