Year 9 engineering students from Woodham Academy recently attended a discovery event at Nissan UK in Washington, near Sunderland.
Students got to meet and speak to engineers and find out first-hand what it takes to be an engineer working at the modern plant in Sunderland.
During the visit students learnt about how a company like Nissan is making its production process cleaner and more efficient to help reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.
Students also were taken on a plant tour to see how Nissan make the Juke and Qashqai from raw materials to a fully finished working car for its customers.
Engineering results at Woodham Academy this year were well above the national average.
Engineering teacher Peter Groves said: “Visits to engineering companies across the region are an integral part of our engineering course.
“It is important that students see first-hand how companies operate. Not only does this allow them to put their studies into context, it also gives them an understanding of the fantastic career opportunities open to them when they leave Woodham Academy.”