Local children from two primary schools in Coventry and Southam were given the chance to meet industrial robots for the first time as part of an event organised by national awareness programme Primary Engineer and hosted by FANUC UK. Around 20 pupils, aged between eight and ten, from The Dassett C of E Primary School, Southam, and Wheelwright Lane Primary School, Coventry, were invited to FANUC’s purpose-built facility in Ansty Park, Coventry, on the 11th July to see first-hand what future careers in engineering could involve.
The children also used FANUC’s showroom to race soapbox cars that they had constructed. The cars were judged on aspects such as design and distance travelled, with the winners receiving medals and certificates from FANUC UK’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Andrew Armstrong. “It was great to see the children enjoying our facility and the robots on display,” he says. It’s essential that we encourage as many children as possible to consider a career in engineering.”