Learning is part of the fun at Crealy

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is holding open days for teachers and group leaders to introduce new educational activities and discount opportunities for 2010.

On Friday 15th and Friday 22nd January, teachers are invited to Crealy’s Education Event to find out about the school visits offered by the attraction.  Teachers, plus three guests will have free entry to Crealy between 11am and 12pm and 4.30pm and 5.30pm. The open day features a presentation, tour and refreshments. Crealy are inviting over 600 schools from across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset to the event which features a ”Learning is Fun’ presentation by Crealy’s Sales Manager, Joanna Soley, plus a tour of the park and refreshments.

Crealy’s education programmes have been created by educationalists, local artists, and environmentalists led by Sue Searle of Acorn Ecology with contributions from Crealy’s specialist Rangers such as Kate Lewis, Animal Realm Manager. There are separate learning options for students including Poetry Fun, Citizenship, Art and Design, Nature and Science for Primary pupils, plus Travel and Tourism, Science and Maths, English and Leisure for Secondary students and work-related options for College students.

Angela Wright, MBE, Managing Director at Crealy said, ”Crealy caters for all educational school visits, from pre-school and home-schooled children right up to college and university students.

”Pre-schoolers can learn about topics ranging from animal habitats to fun farming facts.  For older students the Park is the inspiration for their learning – the rides and grounds become exciting real-life case studies and perfect subjects for further study.  Students will play, learn and laugh together at Crealy ” the perfect recipe for a day out they will remember for all the right reasons”

Crealy also offers Applied GCSE learning, where students can meet with a member of the attraction’s management team and gain a unique insight into Leisure, Tourism and Business. Specialised educational talks about marketing, business, Human Resources and farming can be pre-arranged with members of the management team.

Angela Wright continues, ”At Devon’s Crealy we do our utmost to ensure all our visitors enjoy a fun-packed and safe day when visiting. We constantly strive to make sure all our health and safety checks are up to date and as part of that we regularly check our risk assessments. This is another reason why schools visit time and time again. We have everything in place to ensure school visits are interesting, fun, safe and compliant with health and safety, which is obviously the highest priority for any school.”

In 2009, 177 schools from across the South West visited Crealy, bringing almost 12,000 students. On average, schools visit 4 times a year.

On Saturday 6th February, Crealy is also inviting Group Organisers to a Group Visit Taster Event, where group organisers can tour the attraction and plan future group events. Group organisers attending will also get the chance to enter a competition to win a free group visit.

For further information contact telephone Crealy on 01395 233200 or visit www.crealy.co.uk

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