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Year 6 Warwick University Visit:           On Thursday 11th April, thirty Year 6 pupils visited Warwick University to take part in a Lego robotics workshop. This involved writing codes to make a robot perform certain actions (such as speeding up, slowing down, turning or making sounds) when their sensors spotted different things. To do this, the children had to create some tricky algorithms and repair them when they didn't work correctly. After this, the children were taught all about university life and took part in a question and answer session with some student ambassadors. To finish the day, the children were taken on a tour of the university. Everyone had a great day and all of the children are now very excited to go to university when they grow up! Well done Year 6.


Key Stage 2 Engineering:     Our Year 4, 5 and 6 children enjoyed a visit from Warwick University’s Engineering Team on Wednesday 20th March and explored lots of different aspects of engineering and how it influences everyday life. Years 4 and 5 got involved in a range of experiments, including generating electricity with their bare hands and making submarines sink and float. Year 6 enjoyed coding to create their own unique pieces of machine embroidery. All of the children had a fantastic time, and many would now like to become engineers themselves!


Kapsch Careers Talk:     We were fortunate to have a visit from Shari, a Business Manager at Kapsch on Friday 2nd February. They are responsible for the software that manages smart motorways and a variety of other traffic solutions, eg traffic lights 'knowing' when to change as a car approaches and early warning of accidents on roads which allow Satnavs to suggest alternative routes. Shari explained how an interest in IT and coding could lead to someone working as a software engineer or coder at companies like Kapsch. KS2 children listened with interest as she described the jobs that are available at Kapsch and what children would need to study at primary and secondary school to prepare them for a job in IT.


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