Global themed attraction and experience design company, Katapult, have launched a theme park-inspired homeschooling workbook, for kids aged 7+ currently studying at home, due to national lockdowns in the UK and around the world.
Become A Theme Park Designer was developed to help children stay creative while schools are closed due to the pandemic, and also provide teachers, parents and carers with an additional resource to teach English, Maths and Art. The free-to-download workbook provides children with a template to create their own theme park and even design their own rides. Activities around researching a target market and creating a budget and plan are also included in the workbook.
Inside the workbook
With £5 million business loan and task to design and build a theme park, children are set the challenges of:
- Deciding on a target market
- Creating 4 themed areas of their park
- Keeping a budget of spending on creating the theme park
- Selecting rides to put into the park
- Designing their own top attraction
- Designing their own theme park logo, entrance, queue lines and many more
Speaking on the launch of the Workbook, CEO & Co-Founder, Dawn Foote said: “This year Katapult turns 20, and we will be doing a number of things to celebrate. With this workbook we want to inspire the next generation of creative minds to consider a career in the leisure and attractions industry – hopefully this Workbook helps to do just that, but also provide some much needed creative stimulus for children, and respite for teachers and parents in the short term too.”
Katapult are also running a competition to find the best theme park designs created using the Workbook. Children have the chance to win a Katapult hamper of goodies. Entries close on Sunday 4th April 2021. More details on the Workbook and competition can be found at www.katapult.co.uk/kids