A GROUP of sixth formers took part in a workshop in which they got to use technology which had been showcased at an innovation summit.

The sixth former students from the Sir John Colfox Academy took part in the workshop last week, experimenting with technology that had been showcased the day before at the Global Innovation Summit.

The technology in question is a new construction system which uses a set of large plywood 'cassettes', similar to very large Lego bricks.

At the Summit, the Prime Minister was invited to work the robot which can make the cassettes, which can be joined together to make a complete house. This technology is expected to be at the heart of modern methods of construction and will likely be used across the industry in the coming years.

The workshop was delivered by Melissa Mean from Knowle West Media Centre’s We Can Make project in Bristol and Danae Parissi from Automated Architecture. They were invited by the Raise the Roof partnership, which includes Bridport Town Council, Bridport Area Community Housing, the Arts Development Company and Common Ground.