Design and Technology

Design and Technology is a fascinating curriculum topic and there is a huge variety of destinations all around us and in the modern working world for a school trip. You will see design and technology applied to products, enviroments, places and materials. Pupils can experience and gain hands on skills such as designing objects or products and solving problems which helps them build practical skills to use in a future job. See a list of great venues below ideal for gaining an insight into this environment and help plan your school design and technology trip.


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The Pines Garden Coastal School Dover, Perfect for your schools outdoor environment learning with Nature awareness, team building, woodland skills, British mammals identification, mini-beast safari, shelter building and renewable energy.
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Impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics, a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.
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At-Bristol is a thriving, hands-on science centre and an educational charity with a mission to make science accessible to all.
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The Silverstone Experience provides students with the opportunity to explore the home of British Motor Racing, learning about the engineering and technology involved and also discovering the retired circuit.
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Mojo Outdoor Activity Centre provides a fantastic environment where students can engage in a number of various outdoor activities that can be focused on a wide range of curriculum, such as the Vikings, science or survival skills.
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Home to 70 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating school visit. New for 2020, visit Tornado Springs – with 8 thrilling rides and attractions (opens 19th May).
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Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, West Oxfordshire is a special place with 1000 years of history. The site appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 with a listed manor house dating back to the 13th Century and 17th and 18th Century farm buildings.
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Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How are your shoes linked to the rainforest? What is a tenrec? Find out the answer to these questions and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.
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A trip to the Science Museum will provide a rich context for learning about the science that shapes our lives. We'll help you put together an engaging itinerary to support your teaching and inspire pupils' curiosity and skills across a range of subjects.
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The Jaguar Land Rover Education Centres provide educational visits for schools, colleges and universities. The centre is open to education establishments from the UK and overseas.
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The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre was established to provide a facility where people of all ages could learn about science in a very visual and exciting way.
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iFLY offers exciting Indoor Skydiving school trips for students of all ages and abilities. While the primary aim is for students to enjoy themselves, there is also an academic element, in which students can discover the science behind these facilities.
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