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!