KidZania London stayed open late on Wednesday night so teachers could take a look around the attraction and see what it offers in terms of school trips.
More than 300 teachers checked in through the educational attraction’s airport arrivals hall in order to look around the 75,000 foot replica city.
Many brought their own children with them, so they could see first-hand the ways in which young people engaged with the activities.
Every teacher took home a copy of School Travel Organiser magazine.
Learning at KidZania
KidZania has been designed to allow children to take the lead on their own learning.
The best way to approach a visit is to allow pupils their freedom to explore and make their own decisions about which of the 60 activities they want to try.
School visits are suitable for pupils aged four to 14 and learning opportunities are cross curricular.
Pupils can learn about money and savings through the use of their very own KidZania ‘debit card’, learn art in the animation studio, music in the Music Academy, science in the Forensic lab, and learn about food and cooking with brands like Cadbury and Innocent.
A typical school visit to KidZania lasts roughly four hours and packed lunches can be organised if necessary.
From June pupils will also be able to access KidZania Online, which will feature resources to help them prepare for a visit.
Sir William Atkinson, former head teacher at Phoenix High School in Hammersmith and Fulham said:
“KidZania has the potential to significantly challenge, extend and enhance young learners’ ability to chart their own learning through a range of exciting and innovative pathways.”
TFL School Party Travel Scheme
Schools within the Greater London area can register for free travel to KidZania through Transport for London.
Application forms can be completed online.
To find out more about school visits to KidZania visit london.kidzania.com/en-uk.