A KEIGHLEY entrepreneur has presented a 3D printer to a school.

Harry Bairstow – founder and managing director of Fetera, a 3D filament manufacturing company based at Cross Roads – made the donation to Gateways School, Harewood.

Used with the school’s CAD modelling software and filament supplied by Fetera, the printer will enable students to design and create three-dimensional objects in subjects across the curriculum.

Sarah Hazelden, leader in design technology at the school, welcomed the donation. She added: “We educate young minds for the future that they will experience – and the evolving subject of design technology will undoubtedly play an increasingly large part in their lives. Students are intrigued by the new printer.”

Mr Bairstow said: “We are pleased to play our part in encouraging Gateways’ students to develop their understanding of 3D prototyping and encourage curiosity within design technology.”