‘Engaging’, ‘brilliant’, ‘fantastic’ – just three of the words teachers have used to describe their school trip experiences at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s ethos is all about allowing pupils of all ages to engage and explore through creative and imaginative play. The Resort’s offer of theme park rides and attractions combined with interactive educational workshops makes it a strong contender for schoolteachers seeking somewhere engaging to take a school trip.
The resort is an exciting venue for learning outside the classroom and most suitable for KS1 to KS4 pupils – fantastic attractions for secondary school students can be found across the resort, including The Dragon Rollercoaster, Ninjago® The Ride and Viking River Splash!
Schools can use a National Curriculum map to navigate their way around the resort, making sure they tie in all of their learning objectives whilst enjoying over 55 rides and attractions.
Other top attractions for visiting school groups at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort include Miniland, where model scenes feature nearly 40 million LEGO® Bricks, and the LEGO 4D Movie Theatre – a 4D film with wind, snow, fire and lighting effects. A LEGO Brick Submarine underwater adventure ride is also bound to attract the attention of pupils, so don’t miss experiencing LEGO® Deep Sea Adventure!
We’re Good to Go!
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go!’ industry charter mark. This means the Resort meets the government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that all health and safety processes in place.
As a COVID-19 secure venue, our Resort can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to six must not mix or form larger groups whilst at LEGOLAND Windsor.
Please note – if your group is visiting us by coach, your transport provider also needs to be carrying a ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark.
Pupils visiting the park can also partake in one of 12 curriculum focused workshops, where hands-on learning is key. All workshops are led by the LEGO Education Academy Certified Education Team, which means they are finely tuned to complement the National Curriculum – with a LEGO twist.
Pupils can learn about STEM, English, art, geography and history, to name but a few.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort also provides a number of resources on its website to help teachers prepare for their school trip.
Teachers can download permission slips to send home to parents and access a risk assessment form. There is also information regarding teacher to student ratios, and ride, height and age restrictions to assist in pre-planning for the day.
What’s in store for pupils?
English, geography history, business studies and STEM will be covered in the 12 National Curriculum workshops available to school groups next year.
Examples of workshops that are suitable for secondary school pupils include:
- LEGO Robotics
Pupils complete a series of challenges with the LEGO Education MINDSTORMS® robots.
- LEGO Robotics – Secondary Edition
Students build and programme their very own interactive robot using the state of the art LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 sets and software.
- Science of Rollercoasters
Students build and design a LEGO Rollercoaster and explore how forces and energy act upon them.
- LEGO EcoTown
This 45-minute workshop ties into science and geography. Pupils begin by exploring the benefits and negatives of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, then get to build a LEGO Wind Turbine which, when activated, will actually create electricity!
- LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures
Opening in spring 2021, LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures will feature thrilling new attractions and experiences, including a never-before-seen UK ride.
Created for kids by kids, the parallel universe of LEGO MYTHICA marks the single biggest investment since the gates opened 25 years ago, and will see children’s imaginations and creativity run wild as mythical LEGO creatures come to life in front of their very eyes.