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Carrickfergus Grammar School year11 Technology students outside the STEM module with the signs they designed on the Computer Numerical Control machine. INCT 22-754-CON
Carrickfergus Grammar School year11 Technology students outside the STEM module with the signs they designed on the Computer Numerical Control machine. INCT 22-754-CON

Young designers from Carrickfergus have been availing of the latest technology to hone their skills.

Carrickfergus Grammar School hosted a visit of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Module for a manufacturing event with year 11 Technology and Design GCSE classes.

The modular truck, packed with Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) equipment, enabled pupils to engrave their own signage designs into an oak veneer block, producing some beautifully finished pieces to take home.

A Carrickfergus Grammar School statement added: “It provided the pupils with a great insight into the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining that will be needed for their GCSE theory exams in the coming year.  It proved to be a great day for all those who were involved.”