One of the key challenges in education is how to incorporate modern technology into the classroom, without loss to the aesthetics or the fundamentals of good order.
Learning opportunities at THORPE PARK Resort
THORPE PARK Resort provides an ideal destination for school and college trips as part of a learning experience or simply for fun! With over 30 rides and attractions from world class coasters to thrilling water rides, we have something for everyone. Safety and security are our priorities too and our team aid teachers in planning visits with a free advance trip, risk assessment materials and support before and during the visit.
Trips for schools and colleges
Our aim is to deliver inspiring and active trips for your students and a day that is rewarding for them and their teachers. We also seek to extend the impact of this trip far beyond the visit date itself. Teachers regularly use the trip as a hook to engage students and our post visit educational resources can complement an exciting trip to THORPE PARK Resort. Whether it is discovering how Stealth is launched so powerfully and measuring its acceleration or researching the business case behind a rollercoaster, THORPE PARK Resort offers fantastic learning opportunities.
Other subject leaders have observed the power of incentives to hone keen young minds until the end of year reward trips and we can offer a range of extras such as fastracks to reinforce your students’ achievements.
Finally we offer a range of onsite educational sessions that reflect the national curriculum whilst capturing the thrilling essence of THORPE PARK Resort. Our newest Psychology and Computing sessions celebrate Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon whilst our K’NEX Science classes offer a hands on STEM exploration for Primary school groups.
Impacts of a trip:
Bonding opportunities for students out of the school environment
“Soft skill” and personal development
Inspirational classroom and outdoor learning opportunities
There is a particular emphasis on STEM subjects including Physics and Mathematics as well as Business subjects for GCSE, A Level and BTEC qualifications among others. We offer free resources to support our educational sessions in Computing, Physics, Maths, Business, Psychology and Design Technology. Most sessions are available at KS3 and KS4 levels with specific KS5 sessions available.
The Education Team offers classroom sessions and outdoor “SPEED” sessions in STEM and Business subjects.
We also have a STEM GPS app to encourage ‘Stealth learning’ for students as they explore THORPE PARK Resort.
Educational events at THORPE PARK Resort offer a special . We run an event each term to provide additional depth to our existing educational programme and offer all school groups the chance to engage with us – all inclusive of the discounted school ticket price. Past events have been run in association with prestigious partners such as Siemens, K’NEX Education and the British Science Association and have featured TV scientist Jon Tickle.
Great British Science Club
Great British Science Club is a nationwide day of events organised by the British Science Association (BSA) celebrating science clubs and learning outside the classroom.
There will be unique events and activities at Thorpe Park on Wednesday 5 July to get students thinking and talking about the science behind their visit.
Find out more about related events and resources www.greatbritishscienceclub.org
Twitter @CRESTAwards #CREST30
Great British Science Club is part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations for CREST Awards,
25th – 29th September
Business of Leisure
This is our premium Business and Career event where students can discover more about exciting careers and opportunities in our industry. Students will have the chance to interact with experts from various fields including Marketing, Engineering and Customer Service. Sessions will be available on the day as part of the experience for students.
What else can students do:
Take a walk on the Island’s wild side and compete for the prized star as you take on some of the most iconic bushtucker trials in the world’s only I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Maze. Will you be crowned King or Queen of the jungle?
Then fly into ANGRY BIRDS LAND, home to the world’s first ANGRY BIRDS 4D Experience, the 100ft rapid drop tower ride Detonator and Red Bird and the Bad Piggies go bump to bump on a classic dodgems attraction.
Enjoy world-class rides such as the UK’s only winged rollercoaster THE SWARM, Stealth, one of Europe’s fastest and tallest roller coasters, and the 100ft ‘beyond vertical’ drop of the movie themed coaster SAW-The Ride. PLUS water rides including the super-soaking Tidal Wave, Storm Surge and Rumba Rapids guarantee the thrills and fun.
NEW for 2017, experience Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise Of The Demon. Are you brave enough to come face to face with the Demon as it rises from the darkness?
And after an action-packed day at THORPE PARK Resort why not stay and chill at the THORPE SHARK Hotel, featuring bite-sized rooms that sleep up-to four people only a fin away from all the action.