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Theme Park Creator - An exciting new project for KS2 launching this September!

Friday 4th August 2017

Teachers! What would be the perfect way to start a new academic year? A pre-made learning topic suitable to your KS2 class? Resources prepared and ready to use in September with no planning on your part required? An exciting school visit that is easy to book and organise? An exciting opportunity to get to know your class? 

The summer holidays are here and we want to make your summer as work-free as possible. This is why we are launching our new resource-packed project: Theme Park creator

I asked the Education team a few questions about this new project and I have to say, it sounds amazing! I wish I could go back to school just to take part myself!

What is Theme Park Creator?

A fun, unforgettable and educational project based on designing and developing a brand new land for Paultons Park. Theme Park Creator aims to teach children the essential skills behind the design and marketing of a themed land and concludes in the children creating their very own theme park land back at school! 

Our new masterclass workshop (which comes free as part of your visit) and our self-guiding research booklet will allow your class to collect all of the data and information needed to help them create this successful new land.

Who is it suitable for?

Based on the content and resources provided, this project is best suited to KS2 children. It will be especially useful to any classes studying fairgrounds as a topic. 

What will my students gain from the project?

Cross-curricular learning with ready-made resources, time to get to know their new class and teachers, a memorable starts to the new academic and of course, an unforgettable trip to the park!

What’s included in my classes’ trip?

• Our free masterclass workshop. 

• 70+ ride and attractions

• Resources needed to create a week long cross-curricular topic.

• Research booklet for visit. 

• 1 free adult every 5 paying children

• Ready-made risk assessments

• Guidance from our education team. 

Are the resources cross-curricular and how long does the project last?

Yes- All resources will come in a pre-prepared teacher’s pack which will be emailed to the class teacher. 

Example resources*: 

• Maths: costings of new land and measurements of land.

• Literacy: Writing literature such as leaflets or adverts. Creating suitable social media posts. 

• Geography: map work. 

• History: Paultons Park timelines.

• Science: Forces found on rides and Dino spotter guides. 

• Design and technology: creating models of new lands/rides.

• Art: designing new logos and artwork to accompanying branding of new land. Drawing blueprints of rides and new areas. 

*Please note that these are just a few examples of resources offered.

Designed as a start of term project (although it could be used across any point of the academic year), we hope to not only enhance learning across the curriculum but also hope to develop the following skills and attributes:

• Teamwork

• Interpersonal skills

• Independent working

• Confidence

• Time keeping

• ‘Getting to know your new classmates’

WOW! This new project really is as exciting way to kick start your new academic Year! 

Cross curricular learning, a chance to get to know your class and a thrilling trip to the park- can you think of a better way to start the year with your class?

Visit Paultons Park this year and your class could become the next Theme park Land entrepreneurs.

Book now using our simple booking form on our website >> 

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Professor Blast

Name: Professor Stanley H Blast

Occupation: Full-time Scientist and inventor

Likes: Rollercoasters, bird watching, zoology and travel

Dislikes: Air resistance - it's a real drag

About: Growing up, Professor Blast has always enjoyed science and the outdoors. A keen backpacker, he spends most of his summers' abroad, exploring far off lands. A self-confessed theme park enthusiast, Professor Blast now works at Paultons Park, researching and inventing in his Learning Lab. His recent discovery of the Horned tree-mouse (which can be seen in the Lab) gained him wide-spread acclaim.

Name: Peter Petri

Occupation: Research assistant to Professor Blast

Likes: Horticulture, Quad biking and knitting

Dislikes: Gravity - it really gets him down

About: Peter Petri has always enjoyed the countryside and is a very keen gardener. Peter has worked alongside Professor Blast for a number of years, and has become an expert in the use of fire extinguishers (mainly thanks to the Professor's mistakes). During the summer, he looks after the Learning Lab whilst the Professor is on his fieldtrips.