Cadbury World Provides Introduction to Ancient Mayan Civilisation


Linked to the current KS2 curriculum, Midlands based Cadbury World offers a one hour interactive talk on the Mayan civilisation for school groups of up to 110 students.

Complementing a tour of Cadbury World, the Maya educational talk introduces students to the wonders of this ancient civilisation and its involvement in the early history of cocoa.

Held in one of the venue’s themed education rooms, the dedicated team at Cadbury World introduce pupils to the great city of Chichen Itza as well as ancient Mayan myths and legends on human creation.

Students will have the chance to see a life-size replica of the Mayan Codex which is over six metres long as well as seeing real cocoa pods filled with cocoa beans which were so valuable to the Mayans. Some lucky pupils will even get the chance to dress up as a Mayan.

Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, said: “The talk brings this ancient civilisation to life for pupils, connecting and contrasting their daily lives to ours today – there is even the suggestion that the Mayans were the first civilisation to play a team sport in the whole of human history.”

More historical talks are available, covering topics such as the Victorians and the Aztecs, and there’s plenty to learn and discover through an informative self-guided tour of the attraction’s chocolatey zones. The talks are tailored to the curriculum and allow teachers to mix and match topics to cover specific points.

Cadbury World has over 27 years’ experience in educational talks and welcomes over 2,000 school groups each year.

Group visits are currently available at £9.80 per child including the talk for a minimum of 25 paying pupils. One free adult will also be admitted for every eight children.
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