AMAZON’S Omega centre welcomed 75 year five primary school pupils from Barrow Hall Primary School in Great Sankey to a day of educational fun.

This was a first for any school in the north west to visit the fulfilment centre’s STEM Camp Amazon.

The pupils enjoyed taking part in activities which included a behind-the-scenes tour of the fulfilment centre and a STEM-based workshop that simulated a day in the life of an Amazon fulfilment centre.

From organising inventory lists to stowing stock and shipping customer orders, the STEM Camp Amazon offered pupils the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an Amazon fulfilment centre and the rewarding career opportunities that STEM subjects can help to deliver.

The Omega site is fitted out with advanced Amazon robotics technology. Pupils watched the Amazon robots in action and learned about working with the advanced technology.

Carla Bonner, year five teacher at Barrow Hall Primary School, said: “On behalf of the school and our students, I would like to say a huge thank you to Amazon for spearheading this activity.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn and challenge themselves to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios.

“Amazon’s STEM activity is an excellent example of the business community helping our students to ensure they have every resource needed to succeed.

“I am sure our students will be talking about the activities for months to come.”

Edmon Yohannes, site leader at Amazon Omega, added: “Amazon is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders, which is why we love welcoming young, bright minds from the area to our facilities.”