We’re big fans of promoting STEM subjects here at Cut Tec, but we’re particularly happy when we can show children first hand what STEM really is – and it doesn’t have to involve greasy, industrial factories!

One of our latest projects combined our manufacturing knowledge and a local sculptor’s artistic capabilities with literacy lessons at a Rotherham school.

Herringthorpe Junior School commissioned Michael Johnson to create a decorative screen which covered the Junior School’s entrance.

The screen formed part of a literacy trail and focussed around a quote from Wind in the Willows; “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!”

The screen, which was approximately 10m in length, also included stream bank images such as weeds, mosses and nettles.

Michael contacted us to intricately laser cut the designs using stainless steel.

The safety of the children was of upmost important during the process and so to avoid little fingers being caught, a ½ inch of acrylic was placed between the screen as protection.

The quote should resonate with the pupils as some of them prepare to leave in July, and we’re happy we were able to play a little part in this project.