Educational entertainment centre KidZania London has announced plans to offer every Primary and Secondary school across the UK a complimentary class visit before 18th March.
KidZania London provides an authentic ‘careers awareness’ introduction to the world of work for students aged between four and 14 years old, so that they begin to understand the nature of work and the diversity and function of business.
The centre encompasses over 60 different role-play activities to choose from, all developed with teachers and other professionals. Many of these can be cross-referenced to the National Curriculum and building character education.
Students can enrol at pilot school, make chocolate, style their own fashion brand or learn how to become a firefighter.
Children can further develop a wide range of essential life skills including team work, communication, entrepreneurship and emotional intelligence.
Introducing children to the world of work
The decision to provide these free trips for schools comes after Sam Gyimah, education and childcare minister, announced plans for a new government initiative to introduce younger children to the world of work.
Dr Ger Graus, director of education at KidZania London said: “Learning is truly at the heart of everything we do and we are so convinced of the educational value that KidZania offers, that we want every UK school to have the opportunity to experience it.
“Children can only aspire to what they know exists and we look to offer experiential learning opportunities at their very best through curiosity, role-play and fun.”
Teachers who would like to claim the free class visit should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330-131 3331 and quote either ‘KidZania Primary’ or ‘KidZania Secondary’ when booking.
Organisers can book for an off-peak week day visit between now and 18th March (excluding weekends, school holidays and bank holidays).
Places are available on a first come first served basis.
For further school trip information visit london.kidzania.com.