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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

KidZania Year 5 trip raises aspirations @ CLT

Over 400 Year 5 pupils descended on KidZania to play police, paramedics, pilots and more on the same day Lord Alan Sugar premiered his The Apprentice contestants at the venue to a global TV audience.

Children from across the Clevedon Learning Trust went to KidZania, London for a day of role play and developing future aspirations. Over 400 Year 5 children from 9 schools travelled on 7 coaches from Bridgwater and Clevedon to visit KidZania.

 On the same day, Lord Sugar showed off the venue to a watching world on the hit BBC TV show.

The venue offers children aged 4 – 14 a fully immersive, interactive role play experience within its miniature city and play space. 

The children took on a wide variety of jobs from fire fighters, police, paramedics, surgeons and vets, to pilots, hoteliers, bankers, journalists, Djs and even members of the secret service. 

They completed training and tasks that earnt KidZania’s own currency, which was then spent or saved in the city’s bank.

The children had a great time and were fully involved in their different professions and the roles they performed. Many came away with dreams of their future careers, having spent the day finding out and enjoying acting out the characters.

Following their visit to KidZania the children were treated to a guided coach tour of London’s main sights, before returning to Bridgwater and Clevedon, clearly delighted with their day out. 

It was lovely to see all our children so immersed in role play and enjoying the various interactive games and activities which were available within the KidZania City. 

We hope that the children will take a lot away from the day and return to their schools with a fresh enthusiasm for their learning and future ambitions.

If Lord Sugar sees the benefit of KidZania in shaping young peoples’ mind, in a positive, impactful way, it can’t be bad!.

We would also like to thank Alliance Homes, whose very generous £1000 Micro-Community Grant helped to make the trip possible.

Mark Davies, Head of Careers and Destinations