Young people are able to access FabLab @ The Word during school holidays and selected weekends by booking onto one of our events. Our facility, unlike many others, is open-facing in a public building which sparks interest from many people both young and old who want to have a go at creating something on one of our machines.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can young people use the FabLab?
We hold regular sessions for young people typically during school holidays or on selected weekends so that they have the opportunity to use the technology on offer.
Is there an age limit?
Due to the nature of the machines, age limits are often put on our bookable sessions for young people, usually for children aged 9 years +, as these tend to explore the technology in more depth. These sessions allow young people to design their own item, set it ready for the machines, and use the laser cutter to see their design being made.
Can children 8 and under use the FabLab?
Yes, we often run family drop-in sessions for those little ones who show interest in the facility but aren’t old enough to attend the bookable sessions. These drop-ins allow children to draw their own picture/design, which is then scanned in and turned into a keyring or coaster. They can then watch their design be brought to life on our laser cutters.
Can I arrange a private session for my child and/or their friends?
Private sessions can be arranged for young people – get in touch to find out more.