On August 17, MHI offered a class on making and flying airplanes - paper versions of the MRJ - to fifth and sixth graders at the Konan Elementary School located near to MHI's Shinagawa Head Office Building. The class was held in cooperation with the "Konan Club" program which offers students the opportunity to participate in classes on a range of themes on a voluntary basis during their summer vacation.
Students who attended the classes offered a variety of comments. "I understood very well how planes fly." "It was a very enjoyable lesson." "I would like to take other science lessons."
Going forward, we will continue to convey the fun of science to children through "monozukuri" (the traditional Japanese concept of craftsmanship) as part of our contributions to our local communities and the development and support of future generations.
Learning how airplanes fly
Making paper airplanes
A teacher lends a hand
The children test their creations in the gym
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