Inventive Ffynone House School pupil Harry Jonathan so impressed staff at Jaguar Land Rover with his idea to improve one of their models that he has was given a VIP tour of the JLR plant in Warwickshire.
Year eight pupil Harry came up with an idea to improve safety with a ‘nose out’ camera system to improve blind junction visibility in his father’s Range Rover Sport.
It is almost unprecedented that all of the 1,000s of letters JLR get they single out someone of Harry’s enterprise – his idea being passed to the directors as a viable and innovative improvement.
Harry spent a day at JLR’s Warwickshire plant as their guest where he met Group Engineering Director Nick Rogers and other key management staff.
Ffynone Head teacher Michael Boulding said Harry, whose ambition is to work for JLR one day, should be congratulated not only for his idea but also for having the confidence to contact the company directly.
“Harry is obviously an imaginative young student but what was really impressive was that he did something about it. Taking the initiative to write to someone after having the idea is what’s different” said Michael.
“And what is particularly pleasing is that JLR responded, gave feedback and gave him a personalised tour of the company.
“Often people have the ideas but it is rare that they ever do something with them. So it’s going the extra mile that counts.”