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Canning Town school 3D prints its lunches

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 October 2018

Year Six pupils watching the 3D printer creating the geometric fish and chips. Picture: Nigel Davies

Year Six pupils watching the 3D printer creating the geometric fish and chips. Picture: Nigel Davies

Big Bang Fair

A school in Canning Town is 3D printing its lunches.

A Fibonacci spiral made from butternut squash with tomato & olive oil. Picture: Nigel DaviesA Fibonacci spiral made from butternut squash with tomato & olive oil. Picture: Nigel Davies

To highlight the role STEM subjects (science, tecnology, engineering and maths) play in children’s lives, the menu at St Helen’s Primary School in Chargeable Lane has gone digital.

Last week, the fare on offer included geometric fish and chips, space broccoli and fibonacci spiral squash – finished with Pi for dessert.

The project is being organised by The Big Bang Fair, an event aimed at getting children interested in STEM subjects. In a study conducted by the fair, researchers found 71 per cent of students thought it was crucial to have access to cutting-edge technology like 3D printing in school.

Claire O’Sullivan from St Helen’s said: “We were delighted when The Big Bang Fair approached us to be part of the 3D printed school dinners project. “Demonstrating STEM in this way is a fantastic opportunity to allow our pupils to see innovative technology first-hand.”

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