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Talks

Creative iMedia at the Alton Towers Resort

GCSE / A Level / Creative iMedia

An excellent opportunity for your students to see how the Alton Towers Resort utilizes the many aspects of Creative iMedia across the resort.

 

Becoming Chosen – the psychology of a rollercoaster

GCSE / A Level Psychology

Join us for our brand new psychology talk Becoming Chosen, a perfect introduction to psychology in a real life setting for your students.  Your students learn about how we use psychological principles throughout Wicker Man and our resort to thrill our guests.

 

Design and Technology – Creating Wicker Man

GCSE / A Level / Design and Technology / Engineering / Science / STEAM

Join us for our brand new talk all about the newest addition to our amazing theme park ‘The Wicker Man’. Go behind the scenes and discover why our globally unique, rollercoaster experience is so much more than a wooden rollercoaster. Discover the advancements in technology that allow our rollercoaster to provide a completely different experience that stimulates all of your senses. Be the first to learn all about its design, the challenges it presented and the amazing new thrills it delivers.

 

The Science of Rollercoasters

KS2 & 3 Science / GCSE & A Level / Physics

Perfect for Physics students and science buffs! These differentiated Science of Rollercoaster talks explain how scientific principles are at the heart of how we thrill our guests on our record breaking rollercoasters.

 

The Impact of Computer Technology at the Alton Towers Resort

Computer Science / ICT / GCSE

Discover the broad range of ICT used at The Alton Towers Resort

 

Programming a Rollercoaster: The Systems and Controls of Rollercoasters

Design and Technology / Computing GCSE

Perfect for design technology and computing students. This talk shares how we use computer programming to control and monitor the function of our rides and attractions.

 

Mind Boggling Math’s at the Alton Towers Resort

KS3 Math’s

Using real life examples, these talks get your students thinking about how we use maths every day to problem solve and run our resort effectively

Workshops

Wicked Wood – Building Wicker Man

KS2 / Design and Technology / STEAM

Join us for our brand new workshop all about the newest addition to our amazing theme park ‘Wicker Man’. How and why did we choose to build a wooden rollercoaster? We discuss the design, the challenges and the amazing new thrills it delivers. In this hands on workshop your students use the information presented to them to attempt to build their own wooden coaster out of KAPLA Planks. Who can use their knowledge to build a solid structure that holds up to the surrounding forces? Your students test their design, make and evaluate skills, in this engaging workshop.

 

Newton’s Racers

KS2 Science / Physics

Discover how science affects the design of our coaster cars; see if your students can do any better when they design and build their own.

A rollercoaster does exactly what is says… it rolls and it coasts! Learn how we use science to make sure each new coaster design works perfectly, get hands on by designing and building your own coaster car to see who can make the most of Newton’s Laws!

 

Wicked Wood – Building Wicker Man

KS3 / GCSE / A Level / Design and Technology / Engineering

Join us for our brand new workshop all about the newest addition to our amazing theme park ‘Wicker Man’. How and why did we choose to build a wooden rollercoaster? We discuss the design, the challenges and the amazing new thrills it delivers. In this hands on workshop your students use the information presented to them to attempt to build their own wooden coaster out of KAPLA Planks. Who can use their knowledge to build the longest track, the highest track, the track with a camel hill, a double dip, a track with a banked curve or a track with a full circuit? Your students test their design, make and evaluate skills, in this engaging workshop.

 

How to Build a Rollercoaster

Upper KS2 / KS3 /GCSE / A Level / Physics / Design and Technology / Engineering / Math’s

Let your students be rollercoaster engineers for the day in our brand new workshop How to Build a Rollercoaster. We’ll take your students through the complexities of building steel framed rollercoasters and the underlying physics concepts we utilize to ensure our guests are thrilled through and through. Students go on to test their knowledge and build on their STEM skills by designing and making their own frame based rollercoaster.

Contact our schools team at education@alton-towers.com or call them on 01538 704439to start your journey to an amazing schools experience

Make a Provisional Booking

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge. Please see the FAQs below for information about how to do this. Our teams will be moving bookings in date order, so please bear with us. We will get back to you as fast as we can, but we must prioritise guests whose reservations are imminent.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
Guests with pre-booked theme park tickets for dates when the Alton Towers Theme Park is closed will be able to use their tickets on any other day during the 2020 theme park season (excluding Fireworks events on 6th, 7th and 8th November). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

In our 40th Birthday season, we are determined to be here for you and your families, offering awesome thrills and fantastic memories, as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.
We’ll be sharing our full plans soon.
In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other.

See you soon! #AltonTowersTogether

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