We are working in partnership with the Black Country Atelier and the Comino Foundation to develop a digital fabrication innovation strand over four years, in and beyond our academies. The aim of the project is to transform students’ learning of design and technology using the latest thinking, practice, software and hardware of digital fabrication technologies, for example laser cutting and 3D printing.
In the longer term, the project will also aim to turn the RSAA into a nationally acknowledged hub of expertise and innovation in digital fabrication technologies. It will aspire to have a systemic influence on the digital fabrication strategies of many other schools and other learning settings – first across the West Midlands, then nationally.
The ultimate aim of this project is to make a significant contribution to a wider goal: to raise the status, quality and relevance of design and technology education for young people in the 21st Century.
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