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                      3D statuettes
Exeter School pupils studying Design Technology have enjoyed investigating the possibilities of 3D printing to make cast statuettes for a new Exeter School prize.
Year 9 pupils have cast silicon moulds from 3D printed masters to cast the statuettes in the form of the ‘Blue Boy’.
One of the original ‘Blue Boy’ statues is situated at the spot in Princesshay on which the mediaeval St John’s Hospital was located and from which Exeter School can trace its origins in 1633. There are also statues sited at Exeter School and The Maynard.
Staff in the University of Exeter’s Digital Humanities Lab scanned the statue using 3D scanning technology to create a  le. From
the scan, Exeter School 3D printed the models which pupils then moulded in silicon designed to resist temperatures of up to 300 degrees Centigrade. The statuettes were then cast in pewter and  nished with walnut bases.
The St John’s Hospital Educational Foundation ‘Blue Boy Award’ will be awarded annually to an Exeter School pupil on Speech Day in September, by the Chairman of Trustees of the St John’s Hospital Educational Foundation. The Foundation funds three of Exeter School’s eight free places, awarded to three new 11+ and  ve new 16+ pupils every year.
The St John’s Hospital Educational Foundation provides funds for both Exeter School, The Maynard and Church of England schools in Exeter.
Pupils at Winterfold School, Worcestershire, gave a rapturous welcome to Armstrong Mthembu, Headmaster of Ncemaneni Primary School, South Africa as he arrived for his  rst visit to the School.
Around three hundred children
lined the driveway, holding their South Africa  ags and cheering
to welcome the Headmaster. Mr Mthembu was then treated to a performance by the Percussion band playing the djembe. On entering
the School, there was an additional surprise of songs by the Winterfold Girls’ Harmony Choir including ‘My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music.
Mr James Brinkley, Head of Boys’ Games and Tour Leader to South Africa said “This really cemented the very strong relationship our schools have developed over the last twelve years. It has not only made a huge difference to the lives and education of the learners at Ncemaneni but has also taught our pupils some very important lessons about their place in the World and the responsibility that they have to try and improve the lives of others and really make a difference”
Pictured: Exeter School Alumnus and President of the Old Exonian Club Robin Thomas, Head of DT at Exeter School Martin Rose, DT technician Dave Saunders, and Bursar of Exeter School, Cdre Richard Hawkins.
Amongst the many activities
planned for his visit, Mr Mthembu
held a Q & A session with the
children about the partnership
between Winterfold & Ncemaneni
and a presentation about the
developments over the last 12 years
between Winterfold and Ncemaneni
which include the building of a new
classroom block in 2013 and a new
Science block which opened in 2017.
Pictured: Headmistress Denise Toms with Armstrong Mthembu
African partnership celebrated
                                        The BBC attend Gala performance rehearsal.
celebrating 100 years
Level 6 Trinity Diploma in Dance or Musical Theatre
Full time Dance, Drama and Education Hammond Preparatory School
Musical Theatre Performance
OPEN AUDITIONS (14+) 26th January 2018, Hull
4th February 2018, Edinburgh
SENIOR TASTER DAY (16+) 11th January 2018
BOYS DAY OF DANCE (15+) 28th January 2018
All Lower School places taken
Principal: Maggie Evans, BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, NPQH, FRSA. The Hammond, Chester
T: 01244 305350
                                1917- 2017
The Hammond School Limited is a Registered Charity. Accredited by CDET.
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Where Performance Matters
Photography by Brian Slater

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