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25 Jun 2014

Pupils inspired to go ‘higher’ by Design School students

Some pupils from two East Midlands schools have been inspired to go on to higher education after working with Loughborough University students.

Pupils from Ash Field Academy, in Leicester, and Hinckley’s Dorothy Goodman School spent a day with Design School under-graduates who helped them turn their toy designs into reality.

Senior lecturer George Torrens said all the pupils had enjoyed creating the plastic ‘walking toys’ using Computer Assisted Design software and laser cutting machines and were enthused by the Design School’s degree show.

He said: “We showed them the degree show work and they were very excited.

“The teachers and support staff from both schools said there were a number of pupils who were inspired to go and do CAD related things at technical college or higher education.”

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