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Keresley Newland Receive a Timely Gift from Leading Security Corporate, Northrop Grumman

In December, pupils at Keresley Newland Primary Academy were treated to an insightful presentation about what is involved in the manufacture of robots that are designed to keep us all safe. Engineering and Unmanned Systems subject matter experts from Northrop Grumman’s Coventry site explained how computer coding learnt in school,  is a valuable skill required for the design and manufacture of their products. Our pupils were captivated by the presentation and asked a number of excellent questions including “How much do the robots cost?”, “How long does the robot’s battery last?” and “How much does the robot weigh?”

In December, pupils at Keresley Newland Primary Academy were treated to an insightful presentation about what is involved in the manufacture of robots that are designed to keep us all safe. Engineering and Unmanned Systems subject matter experts from Northrop Grumman’s Coventry site explained how computer coding learnt in school,  is a valuable skill required for the design and manufacture of their products. Our pupils were captivated by the presentation and asked a number of excellent questions including “How much do the robots cost?”, “How long does the robot’s battery last?” and “How much does the robot weigh?”

 

Pupils were also introduced to Ada Lovelace, a gifted English mathematician, who nearly 200 years ago, despite her gender and modesty was reputedly first to recognise the full potential of a "computing machine" and became the original computer programmer. In keeping with this theme, the staff at Northrop Grumman have generously bought Keresley Newland pupils a sizeable set of books aimed at encouraging girls to pursue careers in engineering and science.

Headteacher, Mrs Hims said “Thank you so much to everyone at Northrop Grumman who joined us this morning and for donating so many lovely books for our pupils. Everyone is ‘buzzing’ about the assembly. Year 1 have returned to their class and started to make robots out of junk modelling. Year 2 have written poems about robots. Years 5 and 6 have started their class STEM book corners and have done some fact-finding writing about electronics and coding. Amazing! You are all inspirational!”