Numeracy at Drayton Manor Theme Park

oday we had the pleasure of taking 33 Year 7 students to Drayton Manor Theme Park. Yes we had loads of fun………. at times staff more than students probably.
The aim was for these students to see the importance and need of Numeracy in a real life setting and to see that Numeracy is the driver and key to everything we do, we hope they will bring back that drive to the classroom.
We started our day investigating costing of rides, maximum capacity, rotations and heights and measurements. We were then involved in a jam packed Numeracy session looking at speed and turns of rides, revenue and profit that the theme park make and if it was worth it to run a theme park and also the science behind making the rides. Pictures are attached below.
Students behaved impeccably, got stuck in with sessions and the investigation task in the morning.