Children at Brooklands Farm Primary School in Milton Keynes worked on a project exploring the world of cars – from design to building to marketing – with a little help from us!
Employees from Volkswagen Group UK visited the school and have worked with teachers to adapt age-appropriate curriculum topics for the pupils, giving them an engaging start to their automotive project.
Topics varied throughout the school with the oldest children (Year 6) learning about car marketing and how Volkswagen establishes what cars to sell in the UK; Year 5 understanding how cars are built and then transported across the world, Year 4 gathered knowledge on the company’s rich history, and Year 3 learned about the aftersales approach. Younger children joined in the whole-school project with advancing their communication skills by learning how to sell a car.
Head teacher at Brooklands Farm Primary, Maxine Low, says: "We were delighted that a local employer of Volkswagen’s size agreed to come to our school and the children were inspired by learning about the Group and its history and activities. Children learn best when they ‘do’ and I’m confident that the experiences they gained by visiting new places like a Volkswagen Retailer or a technical training centre will stick in their minds for a long time, and has enhanced their learning."
Sixty pupils from Brooklands Farm Primary School came to show us the results of projects they have been working on. The children shared their learning on the history of Volkswagen, the right way to answer a Roadside Assistance call and, most exciting of all, some proposals for a People’s Car for the new century.