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 Loreto College Mullingar 3D printing class strikes international success but they need your help!

Since September, 24 TY students in Loreto College Mullingar have been participating in 3D printing classes with their teacher Mr Robert Masterson. During these classes students have learned how to graphically design 3D objects and models using the online software tool Tinkercad. They have also been learning how to slice their designs to prepare them for 3D printing using the printer the school received in Summer 2019. The students have been very busy throughout remote learning finalising their project plans for the outreach educational programme called ‘Shaping Your Future’ which was run in conjunction with IMR & I-Form, and funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland. The students have also been busy preparing entries to the ‘Luma StarT’ competition in Finland. The school had great success at this competition with the group ‘Keyzy’ getting a highly commended award! 

Loreto College are excited and proud to announce that this year TWO of their TY 3D printing teams mentored by Mr Masterson have been selected for the public voting stage in the international ‘Luma StarT’ competition in Finland.

The groups are: 

  1. ‘Mask Minder’ consisting of Cliona Sheerin, Alice McDonnell and Holly Hynes
  2. ‘Twist & Take’ consisting of Fiadh Donlon, Emily Flynn and Emily Shaw

Over 500 entries were received from around the world and both teams have been chosen as part of the top 30 entries. They are the only teams from Ireland to get to this stage of the competition.


In order to progress further the girls need you to click on the link here and like their videos entitled ‘Mask Minder’ & ‘Twist & Take’. Scroll to near the bottom of the linked page to find the videos! The more likes they get the greater chance they have of making it to the final in June and winning a trip to Finland at the end of 2021!

Please share with friends, families and neighbours to support our girls and show Ireland and the world that Loreto College, Mullingar is leading the way in promoting STEM for young women!