Theme Park Challenge is an inspirational and practical 1-day programme teaching sustainable development to students of business & economics, in Year 12+
“Excellent day; great concept; very relatable to course content; good chemistry between students and programme leaders; good focus on sustainability and CSR principles”
– Gordons School, Surrey – Business Tutor
Students studying business and economics RESEARCH, PLAN, BUILD and PRESENT a sustainable business empbracing key United Nations Goals for sustainable development.
In the fast evolving world that today’s students will be working in, they need to be able apply their learning of core and foundation subjects (KS3 and KS4) to the real world to enhance their careers and employment opportunities.
The energy industry is the world’s biggest employer, and mankind’s desire for clean and safe energy is growing. Through practical learning and fun activities, LLE students learn how all of modern civilisation is underpinned by this precious commodity.
Students safely explore the world they will be working in from different viewpoints: business, technical, political and moral. They work in teams of 6 to 10 students learning the practicalities of how to work in business focused ‘Energy Teams’ with individuals of different aptitudes and interests to achieve the ultimate award of ‘Best Energy Team’. This requires each team to explore and expand their knowledge of the following subjects and demonstrate proficiency in each.
Build a detailed finance/business plan with capital costs, running costs and interest rates. The business plan will demonstrate a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation. This is quite challenging but with support from the presenters the students do master the calculations and gain a real sense of achievement
Learn about 10 major cities/countries around the world on all continents; explore the demographics of population and wealth and learn about their energy resources and technology