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Jonny Cope – 3D Printing Workshops for Schools


My name is Jonathan (Jonny) Cope and I’ve been delivering high-quality educational workshops to schools in the UK for twenty years. I receive highly positive feedback from both teachers and pupils and most schools I visit call me back often.

I originally started with workshops focusing on Australia and Aboriginal culture but, due to demand, have added new workshops including the very latest – British Prehistory ‘Stone, Bronze, Iron’.

I am passionate about what I do and really enjoy bringing depth of knowledge to the pupils – be it on Aboriginal culture, Didgeridoo, 3D printing or Early Britain. All the workshops have direct curricular relevance and follow current requirements across several key themes.

Each workshop features presentations by me but I really encourage a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning with objects pupils can handle and discuss and via a wide range of extra activities such as crafts, artwork, etc.

Extra resources can be sent to school as PDF files; information sheets, timelines, images, etc.

I hold an enhanced level DBS certificate and have £1 million PL insurance.

Please feel free to browse the information on this site and do get in touch to discuss a school visit for your school.


Pupils can experience first-hand the thrill of this exciting new technology!

Half* or full-day workshops with hands-on experience and an introduction to 3D model making and printing using food safe PLA plastic.

We can bring two 3D printers safely into the class room, explain to the children how it all works and then show them via production of some small examples.

We can show children the basic skills needed to make simple 3D models using freely available software on the internet. We use a computer to connect to the school projector. Children may follow on their own laptops if available within school.

Half-day (within the M25) is £240, a full day is £360.

Basic materials are included but extra charges apply if the school wants the children to make and print their own small objects.

Please note: Due to the technical nature of the 3D printers we will require a minimum of 30 mins to set-up and calibrate the printers before the first session of the day can begin. See extra requirements below.

3D Printing

Pupils learn how the future of manufacturing has changed completely and that complex shapes can be constructed with freely available software. A presentation (slide show) explains a brief history and outlines some of the great advances and possibilities for this exciting new technology. 3D print and CAD/CAM will surely play a large part in the lives of many students as they get older.

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