CommercialAugust 2, 2018

Can Escape Rooms be educational?

As an Escape Room owner, you are likely to see a varied clientele visiting your event – including groups of friends, hen or stag parties and serious players.

But what about school trips?

Plenty of exit game businesses are focusing on school-age students and their teachers, who are keen to promote the problem-solving and team-building skills required.

Here’s why working with schools could revitalise your business:

  • Learn while you play

Escape Rooms usually have a storyline or theme running through them. This can easily lend itself to educational content. Several core subjects can translate into fun themes – learn about the court of King Henry VIII in a history-themed game, carry out experiments to escape a science lab, or teach little ones about English literature with a riddle-filled Shakespeare room.

  • Partner up 

Could you take the learning one step further by working with a local museum to offer a learning-based location? Museums often have plenty of props and great stories at their disposal. For example, the East Anglian Railway Museum in Wakes Colne is offering a series of games set in 1954, where teams aged 10+ must uncover vital evidence in the fight against a Soviet-backed spy cell.

  • Key skills

Kids of all ages can benefit from the skills exit games help develop, including problem-solving, working under pressure, collaboration, leadership and communication.

  • Take it to the classroom

Could you create a mobile game that can tour schools and classrooms? With different levels of difficulty for different year groups, taking interactive challenges into schools can offer teachers the benefits of a school trip without any hassle for staff.

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