On Thursday morning, 2nd February, the Year 11 Applied Business class visited ‘The Jungle’ to collect information for their controlled assessment. Pupils are required to investigate entrepreneurship and Mr Robert Carmichael kindly agreed to complete their questionnaire and give a presentation on how the Jungle began and has developed over the years.
The presentation was followed by a tour of the facilities where pupils viewed the ever expanding range of facilities and activities including the glamping pods, Zorb runway, paintball zones, tree-top adventure courses and many more. Pupils benefited greatly from hearing, first hand, from Mr Carmichael about the importance of commitment, dedication and constant innovation in order to succeed in business. The success and growth of ‘Fright Night’ from 250 visitors in Year 1 to 16,000 visitors in 2016 really emphasised the need to strive to continuously improve, as did hearing about the new ‘Rampage’ event planned for 2017. Our thanks go to Mr Carmichael and all the staff at ‘The Jungle’ for the time and energy devoted to helping our pupils and the welcome we received.