Bourne Grammar School have been lucky enough to receive a donation of a new 3D printer and a generous quantity of electronic components from PEME to help support the next generation of engineers.
Stephen Brown, Assistant Head teacher at Bourne Grammar School said, “Donations like this have an enormous positive impact on our students. PEME have supported the school previously with tools that will be used for years to come and electronic parts that are now integrated in sophisticated student projects. The new 3D printer will give more students than ever the opportunity to see their designs realised using advanced manufacturing techniques. Thanks to this generous donation, our students are able to produce more ambitious projects than we would ordinarily be able to create, inspiring increasing numbers of our students to pursue careers in engineering.
This year, the majority of students studying Systems & Control at Bourne Grammar School have applied to study engineering at top universities including Cambridge, helping to expand the pool of talent for the UK STEM sector. Bourne Grammar School’s forward-thinking and innovative curriculum, backed up by high-quality resources like those donated by PEME allow us to both promote engineering with students in the lower school and continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in a secondary school.”
PEME Engineering Director, Darren Martin, was the driving force behind this donation and said, “The PEME Board believe that we as individuals and our business should have a commitment to local schools and colleges. We have helped students from local schools achieve their ambition of becoming engineers on many occasions and that’s why when approached by Bourne Grammar with a compelling argument for how they intend to use the requested equipment I was delighted to make it so”.
Darren is shown with Stephen and 2 students at Bourne Grammar presenting the school with the equipment.