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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A school trip to Alton Towers Resort will challenge your pupils, fill them with enthusiasm and let them experience the thrill of practical learning, first hand.
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The Radar Museum covers the history of the Air Defence of the United Kingdom from 1935 through to today. We cater for both History and Technology.
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Avon Wildlife Trusts’ Feed Bristol is a six acre community learning hub & native wildflower nursery, perfect for school trips in an urban setting.
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The world’s only venue demonstrating UK’s proud history of Motorcycle manufacture, with the largest collection of British Motorcycles displayed in 5 Halls. The development from the earliest pioneer machines to the latest superbikes.
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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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Lee Valley VeloPark, offers great fun for school trips and educational groups with cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
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Wicksteed Park is loved & admired for its welcoming atmosphere, beautiful parkland & fabulous array of playthings. Did you know that it dates back to the First World War? And that its name is recognized across the world for pioneering children’s play?
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BFI IMAX situated at London Waterloo is a completely immersive experience & our school programmes range from educational documentary films for Primary & Secondary covering KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4, there’s no way to better combine learning with fun.
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Techniquest provides a unique experience in supporting teachers in their teaching of numeracy and literacy and digital competence through a broad and dynamic science and maths programme in its Centre in Cardiff Bay, and through Outreach at your school.
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Bentley Copse Activity Centre has range of adventurous activity programme's for Schools, Youth Groups, Scouts and Guides, and as a not for profit organisation we can offer high quality adventurous activities at a lower cost than commercial providers.
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Rail Story Education Centre is set on a 1940s heritage railway. The workshops are delivered between two fantastic accredited museums that house collections of steam locomotives and vintage carriages.
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Designed with the help of teachers, our one-day school filmmaking workshops for Key Stage 2 - 5 are a brilliant way to engage students with the demands of the curriculum, preparing them for their coursework & contributing towards their qualifications. 
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