Upper Twos at Jaguar Land Rover
The Upper Two boys have been inspired by their visits to Jaguar Land Rover this week, where they had hands on experience with control technology.
Their day included a fascinating tour of the site, where they had a sneak preview of the top secret prototype of the new model in the Range Rover series; the ‘Teardown’ unit where JLR take apart their competitors’ cars to the tiniest component; the 3D modelling unit where prototype parts are made from resin and also the testing area where every single component was put under stress.
The boys thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of the computer control tasks and put their existing knowledge of Scratch programming to excellent use. The day was rounded off with a design challenge to build the best performing land yacht.
When asked who would be interested in working in engineering or for a company like JLR, the response was a near-unanimous “I would!"