Business Studies & Geography Real World Learning Project

On a beautiful but chilly Friday some hardy Geography and Business A Level students visited Burrator Discovery Centre at the invitation of SW Lakes Trust to work on a project where they explored different ways to enhance the visitor experience to the off road tracks that encompass the Reservoir.

Working with Emily Cannon, Burrator Heritage Learning Officer for SW Lakes Trust and Ross Mitchell, SW Lakes Trust Volunteer, the students had a meeting to discuss initiatives before getting out into the ‘field’ and immersing themselves in the environment to work on their brief.

Emma Berryman, Business teacher said, “This an amazing opportunity for the students to experience real world learning and to enhance their quality business and geography knowledge. We are looking forward to working on this exciting project with some fantastic students.”

“The students now have to work on realistic and sustainable trails and activities, targeted specifically at families with primary aged children, where they have to market and implement the project ideas, including working closely with SW Lakes Trust, a registered charity,” said Tori Froud, Geography Teacher.