Washingwell Community Primary School

Achievement for all

Engineers of the future!

Mercury class were very pleased to be invited to Nissan today. They learned lots of interesting facts about Nissan and its Japanese background, including: the first car was made in 1933 and Nissan’s most successful car is the Qashqai.

Next, the children carried out their own production line, working in teams to build a Nissan Lego car - which got rather competitive! They then had a tour of the training centre, where they watched a very clever robot scan and draw a picture for two of the children. What will robots be able to do next?

‘Hands on corner’ was a firm favourite with the class -  where the children used tools such as wrenches, hammers, nuts and bolts to complete a number of repair tasks. Finally, Mercury finished the day with a traditional Japanese dance and all came away with a prize!

A huge thanks to Nissan for inviting us and transporting us to their plant in Sunderland. They provided an amazing hands-on experience for our children and have hopefully inspired some engineers of the future!