PUPILS from a school in Altrincham have been learning more about King Richard III at a technology event in London.

The pupils from St Vincent’s RC Primary were at the event to witness a 3D printed skeleton of the late king, which was attended by hundreds of pupils from schools across the country and scientists.

They also participated in a variety of activities and experiments led by some of the UK’s pioneering science and technology organisations to hopefully stimulate their passion and skills for later life.

The TeenTech event, now in its 10th year, was the brainchild of BBC Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin.

Maggie, the event’s CEO, said: “The enthusiasm for our large event days is so rewarding.

“The students are bold and inspiring with so much potential. We connect them with a network of industry leaders who can open their eyes to career opportunities, different pathways such as apprenticeships and to the students’ own potential to enjoy and succeed in these areas.”

Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport who met with the Altrincham pupils, said: "Initiatives like this are crucial in helping students develop the digital, teamwork and problem solving skills they will need as we build a Britain that is fit for the future.”