Schoolboy lands dream theme park job

Something for the weekend…

A lucky schoolboy has landed every child’s dream job after beating 300 other hopefuls in a competition. 

Adam Willsher, 11, had the luxury of Paultons Park all to himself as he took on the role of official ride tester, no doubt making his friends very jealous.

The benefits of the job, which involved checking behind-the-scenes health and safety and ride controls, included more than 60 rides. These included multiple spins on the rollercoaster Cobra.

Willsher’s verdicts will be used in an online guide to the park, which is near Romsey in Hampshire.

In the meantime, perhaps the youngster will use his experience to design his own theme park and rides. A terrifying Will-shredder ride could soon appear at a park near you.