Friday 24 September, it finally happened…the day of Westland technology. After last year’s fun online version, live again this year!

WNTweb is an initiative of Westland primary schools, childcare, the business community and social organisations. Together they draw attention to technology, nature, the environment and healthy food during various annual initiatives aimed at primary school childeren. Alcomij supports this initiative and annually welcomes two primary schools.

Technology at Alcomij
After getting acquainted with our new director Marco Koese, the primary school children of CBS De Wegwijzer and De Montessorischool Naaldwijk were introduced to the technology at Alcomij. The childeren were very enthusiastic! Especially when colleague Martin Plaisier showed that we design our products in the computer using software like AutoCad and Inventor. Together with the childeren, he created a special pen tray for them to take home.’Actually, you’re gaming all day!’, one of the childeren shouted spontaneously.
After that the group geared themselves up with personal protective equipment and left for a tour through the factory and to see whether or not the designed pen tray could really be made. Colleague Thomas Seidel showed that the lasertube was able to acces the groups’ drawing at the push of a button. Thomas then instructed the lasertube to actually cut and shape the pen tray. “That went really fast!” noted one of the pupils.
With their own designed and selfmade pen trays in their pocket, the childeren plunged into a completely new adventure with colleague Carl Overvliet. A real strength test! An intensive test in which it became clear how much force can be exerted on greenhouse roof washer stop, and whether or not it was strong enough to clash into it with a roof washer. ‘It took a very long time and a lot of kilos before you saw something happen. I didn’t know aluminum was that strong!’, one of the girls said.

It was a very nice morning together with the primary school chillderen of the CBS De Wegwijzer ‘s-Gravenzande and the Montessori school Naaldwijk. It was also nice to see how well they had prepared themselves. On to next year!