Travel and Tourism Programme and Techniquest
Added: (Tue Nov 28 2000)
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Students studying GNVQ Leisure and Tourism and Vocational Travel and Tourism can now take a behind-the-scenes view of one of Walesís most popular tourist attractions, thanks to a new teachersí resource pack developed by Techniquest Science Discovery Centre and the Travel and Tourism Programme.
The pack, which will be launched on Monday 27 November uses
Techniquest as a case study, and contains information on customer services, marketing and promotion, employment, and visitor information, as well as specially designed student activities.
The content of the teachersí resource pack was co-ordinated by the Travel and Tourism Programme, the educational programme of Springboard UK. The Programme enables teachers to deliver the vocational and academic curriculum relating to travel and tourism in secondary schools and colleges, by providing them with up-to-date information and support from industry, together with innovative curriculum support materials and case studies.
The pack was also developed with the support of GNVQ teachers from
Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf, Fitzalan High School and Willows High School, who advised on the content of the pack in response to the Leisure and Tourism syllabi. Techniquest is also grateful to the Cardiff and Vale Education Business Partnership and CareerPaths for their help and support in the production of the pack.
The pack is ideally used as a resource in conjunction with a visit to Techniquest by teachers and their students. During their visit, students can gain first hand experience of how Techniquest runs as a tourist venue, which attracts almost 250,000 visitors a year, as well as a leading educational resource and charity. To complement their visit, the students will have the opportunity to question Techniquest staff about the topics covered in the resource pack.
Liz Terry, Secondary Schools Programme Manager at Techniquest, said,
"We often receive requests from teachers for background information about Techniquest and the services we that provide, to be used in the classroom. By providing this pack, teachers of Leisure and Tourism can prepare the students for their visit to Techniquest and make use of the worthwhile extension work back at school."
John Humphreys, Director of the Travel and Tourism Programme, said,
"The Travel and Tourism Programme is delighted to work with Techniquest on this project. This resource pack is the first of a number of collaborative projects with major tourist venues in the UK."
The pack can be purchased from Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BW for £14.99 + postage and packaging. Teachers organising a group visit to Techniquest and members of the Travel and Tourism Programme can purchase the pack for the special price of £9.99 + postage and packaging.