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VW Inspire Day

VW Aspire Day
One Friday 9th June 2023 we were very lucky to have a VW ‘Aspire’ technology and science day at Russell Lower, supported by VW staff (and a parent who works for them).
Each year group attended an assembly which focussed on electric cars and sustainability. They also had a 30 minute slot at a ‘car show’ on the field where they were able to get 'up close and personal' with 6 different cars. The children were told about the cars and able to ask questions, they were even able to get inside to try them out (obviously without the engines running!). 
Each class also took part in a 30 minute activity led by a VW staff member.
  • Foundation (Design a car of the future, thinking  about colours, patterns and sizes)
  • Year 1 & 2 (Electric car design thinking about cost, branding and audience)
  • Year 3 & 4 (activity based on 3 TV adverts, shown during assembly, exploring creative thinking, visualisation, being able to summarise key facts and influencing)
The whole day was a huge success and the children not only learnt something but had good fun in the process.