On Monday 11th December last, the children in the Senior Room in Murhur N.S. Moyvane won ‘Best Overall 3D Printing School’ at the Taiscéalaí 3D Printing Awards at IMR in Mullingar. On the day they presented their work to industry experts, partook in a 3D printing design task, and explored the lab facilities of Irish Manufacturing Research, gaining insights into potential future careers.

This wonderful bunch of children added another win to their achievements on the 16th January after being awarded second place in the ‘Best Overall Learning Journey’ category in the All-Ireland 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge. The children had to either use the printer to fix something that was broken and destined for the bin or design and print something to add a second life to something that already exists. Sixteen schools across 9 counties entered. 61 projects were submitted and only 4 projects received an award.

For their achievements the children won a da Vinci 3D Pen, a 3D Printing Toolkit, a €300 voucher for science equipment and a trip to Stryker Medical Manufacturing Plant in Co. Cork. As the 3D printer is shared with 3 other schools as part of a STEM Cluster, the school is delighted to say that Denis Mulvihill of Mulvihill Motors in Moyvane has so generously offered to purchase a 3D printer for the school. This will future enhance the creativity of the children.
A huge Congratulations and Well Done to all the children and to their teacher and principal Ms. Francesca Hunt for her commitment and guidance in preparing the children for their projects.