THE CDT department at Queen Anne High School were "over the moon" on Thursday as a former pupil made a sizeable donation.

Calum Maxwell visited his old school last week and brought two 3D printers with him.

The 20-year-old created and donated 3,500 face shields with his team thanks to the generosity of the public.

A total of £4,500 was raised to buy materials and other printers with two of them going to Queen Anne, and another three set for Dunfermline High, St Columba's and Woodmill, now that his production run has slowed down.

Calum told the Press that he reached out to his former teacher, Gareth Surgey, who was delighted to hear of Calum's intentions.

"He told me that it was the best start to a summer holiday ever!" Calum laughed.

"He got back to me just after the school finished and said he was over the moon with the idea.

"I met with him, the department's PT Martyn Cullen and rector Ruth McFarlane on Thursday and they were all over the moon to receive them.

"I'm going to go in on an in-service day to show some of the teachers how to use them and basically just train them up.

"I'll be teaching the teachers! That'll be an unusual change for me.

"It will definitely help the department as you can make anything with a 3D printer.

"They could make prototypes for coursework, for example. I'm sure other areas of the school could also use it if they needed something made."

Calum has also donated 5kg of filament which, he says, "should last them a couple of years, depending on what they use the printers for and how often".

Earlier this year, the Press reported that Calum had doctors and nurses literally knocking on his front door for face shields after starting the initiative when lockdown began.

The 20-year-old, who has experience in electrical engineering, is currently still unemployed and is eager to apply for any apprenticeships and jobs after calling time on the project.