K’NEX Education kicks off year-long Thorpe Park partnership with STEM workshop

K’NEX has kicked off a year-long partnership with Thorpe Park with the launch of its interactive Education workshop.

Running throughout the year, the workshop uses K’NEX Education kits to explore the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) principles behind rollercoasters.

Last week, the initiative welcomed its first wave of pupils to experience and engage with the K’NEX Education kits at the Thorpe Park resort in a day event that welcomed them to enjoy the park’s rides and see the principles they had studies in real life scenarios.

“K’NEX Education kits are an ideal way for pupils to investigate the science behind our thrilling rides through problem solving, discovery and critical thinking,” said Jack Du Pille, Thorpe Park resort education manager.

“After enjoying the 3D learning workshop, pupils explored the theme park to experience the science of rollercoasters in real life.”

Paul Fogarty, K’NEX UK managing director, added: “Our 3D building system means we are uniquely placed to bring the excitement of construction lay and coasters into the classroom.

“We are thrilled that the K’NEX Science Workshop at Thorpe Park Resorts is offering pupils a fun and engaging STEM learning experience as well as a chance to enjoy some of the best theme park rides in the country. Who knows, we may even inspire a future rollercoaster designer.”

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