On Friday 18 October, we took 90 students to Thorpe Park. Students participated in a series of TED Talks about Thorpe Park as a Business and also focusing on the importance of “Guest Care”.

The Business students had a great time! They all found the Ted talks to be very informative and the opportunity allowed them to link their learning in the classroom to an actual business example as finding our about careers in Customer Service, Human resources, Operations and Marketing.

For our Travel and Tourism students, this was a chance for them to gather some really useful research which they will use in lessons to help produce their Unit 9 – Visitor Attractions Coursework which is worth 25% of their overall grade. It was really interesting to see what “The Merlin Way” was and how it is incorporated in their customer service and operational processes.

Obviously a trip to Thorpe Park wouldn’t be complete without a couple of rides, and since it was Fright Night, the staff decided that a trek through a maze based on TV Walking Dead would be a fun experience. I think Miss Devanney’s nerves have just recovered!!

Our students behaved brilliants and had a really enjoyable and worthwhile day!

Mr Haycock
Curriculum Co-ordinator for Business, Enterprise and Vocational Studies