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Junior theme park managers practice school skills

PUBLISHED: 15:47 22 June 2018

Children learn numeracy and literacy by pretending to be the boss of a theme park PHOTO: Hannah Alderman

Children learn numeracy and literacy by pretending to be the boss of a theme park PHOTO: Hannah Alderman

Hannah Alderman

Pupils from a number of primary schools in the Dereham area have come together to take part in a themed literacy and numeracy day.

Working out how much to charge for their theme park, students test their numeracy skills PHOTO: Hannah AldermanWorking out how much to charge for their theme park, students test their numeracy skills PHOTO: Hannah Alderman

Youngsters from Beeston, Garvestone, Beetley, Scarning, Yaxham and Toftwood Schools visited Northgate High school where they practiced their maths and English skills, by pretending to run a theme park.

Organised and run by Mrs Woods, Head of English and Miss Theobald, Lead Intervention for Maths, the teams of 3 were supported by a Year 7 buddy over the course of the day.

Pupils had the opportunity to plan their theme park, look at the building costs, maintenance and staffing, create a brochure for the park and work out entrance prices. At the end of the day, pupils presented their work to the rest of the group and were awarded with certificates and medals for their efforts.

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