Ultimaker GB launched its school initiative, CREATE, at the Education Innovation Conference last weekened.
CREATE, as the all caps styling suggests, is an acronym - it stands for Community, Reliability, Education, Access, and Teachability. The idea is to make 3D printing simple and available enough that more people get involved, creating a community that'll then find new ways of using the technology (and sell a few more printers into the bargain).
The end game is getting 3D printers set up in every school in the country, so kids learn the technology along with maths, geography, and a foreign language. But since that's a pretty massive goal, to begin with Ultimaker is working with 50 schools, turning them into 3D 'hubs,' where teachers will be supported in teaching 3D printing to kids. Ultimaker is also letting schools borrow Ultimaker printers on a no obligation basis, so they can try out how well the technology fits with their curriculum.