Business Trip to Thorpe Park

The Business Studies department took 45 Year 10 students to Thorpe Park on 10th October. The purpose of the trip was to investigate a leisure attraction as a business. Students attended a 45 minute talk about “Thorpe Park as a Business”. This was followed by a question and answer session where students were able to explore the change of ownership of the Merlin Group to becoming a PLC.

The park was very quiet as it was the first day of the Halloween Fright Nights so students were able to sample all of the rides with only average queues of 20 mins for the most popular rides. Students were then able to use their experiences to complete surveys on customer service.