Queen Elizabeth Grammar School have been awarded a grant of £26,500 by the Wolfson Foundation to provide state of the art technology facilities for ‘Computer Aided Design’ and ‘Computer Aided Making’ equipment through their Design Technology department.

The initial application was submitted in December 2019 and was successful in getting through the first round of the process.

The second stage application was then submitted earlier this year following feedback from the foundation.

Assistant headteacher, Rob Dawson is pleased with the result. He said: "We were pleased to get through the first round as all of the indications were that there had been a very high number of applications. The feedback from our assigned contact at the Wolfson Foundation was really helpful, and we were quietly confident when the second round application went in. Because of the coronavirus situation, we had to submit an additional update in late April."

The money will be used to provide a second laser cutter, a 3D printer and computers for the design and programming stages of projects across all year groups at the school.

This kind of technology is expensive, and without this vital financial support, the school would not be able to upgrade its facilities in this way.