The initiative is known as the ‘Queen’s Journey' because there are 64 squares on a chess board and this year marks Her Majesty’s 64-year reign. The six girls, aged between seven and 13, are part of a local chess club run by chess enthusiast and classical pianist Jason Kouchak. Over the past six months the girls have designed the queen’s chess piece and been shown 3D printing in action.

"This chess and 3D project provides an opportunity to inform and inspire more girls to see chess from a different and new exciting perspective."

"The Queen having reigned for 64 wonderful years provided the girls with an opportunity to design a 3D chess Queen and understand the importance of the 3D design process as they see their designs magically transformed into a physical piece"