Bletchley school invites parents to its first Mini Maker Fair

The mini maker fair at Knowles Primary School
The mini maker fair at Knowles Primary School

Children and parents were invited into Knowles Primary School to take part in the school’s first ever Mini Maker Fair.

There was plenty to keep everyone busy including finding out how to make electrical circuits using playdough; using a sewing machine to make a draw-string bag; using the new “green screen” photographic studio; or learning how to use a soldering iron.

Helen Loftus, from the school, said: “Our Year 6 students were on hand to help teach parents some basic computer coding, and everyone enjoyed making an alligator out of Lego which tried to bite you if you got too close!

“We were also lucky enough to have some help from visitors. Two students from Cranfield University Advanced Motorsport Engineering Department who helped people design the best junk model racing car. Members of the Embroiders Guild (East) also came and helped children to make a beautiful felt owl.

“It was a fantastic day, and some people who only planned to stay for 30 minutes ended up staying for 3 hours! We hope to repeat this event again.”