The Science Club from KS3 went on a trip to the Kingston Centre to learn about manufacturing recently.
Our manufacturing task was to make six K’NEX cars in seven minutes on a production line. We found it hard to meet the target at first because we were rather disorganised and weren’t working together.
By our third attempt we managed to make six cars in nine minutes. We improved our production line by working better as a team, organising the production line into a logical order, having sub-sections prepared in advance and having some workers who could carry out more than one role.
After we had stopped making the cars, we listened to a talk about the production lines of Henry Ford, Morgan and Jaguar Land Rover. This was followed by information about careers in Engineering, Construction and the Automotive industry where there are plenty of jobs for people with the right skills.
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