On Tuesday, CEB and CET went on a very exciting trip to Jaguar Land Rover at Castle Bromwich to support their learning on Transport and Industry.
The day consisted of splitting into two groups, taking it in turns to have a tour and taking part in an activity. Group one heading on a tour of the amazing 112 acres factory whilst group two stayed in the Educational Centre completing some fun and innovative construction games. The first group task was to create 10 Lego cars in the fastest time possible. Each group had a different method but the winning team included William M, Zack M, Manuel B-L and Abel Z, who made 10 cars in 2 minutes and 48 seconds. Well done!
“Hearing about Jaguar’s plan for their autonomous cars was fascinating, all possible in the next 10 years” Mrs Markey, Head of Humanities
Following this, the students had the opportunity to programme some robots in the computer suite, very similar to how the robots work in the factory. A special mention to Abel Z and Amélie C – N who excelled in this activity.
Did you know?
- Tata own Jaguar Land Rover.
- Jaguar Land Rover are the biggest automotive company in the UK, employing 36,000 people.
- Jaguar Land Rover manufacture 600,000 cars per year.
- The Castle Bromwich site manufacture 420 cars per week.
- It takes 5 years from designing a Jaguar Land Rover car to actually driving it.
- Jaguar Land Rover have facilities in Brazil, China and Slovakia.
“The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive” Sir William Lyons, Founder, Jaguar Cars