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 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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Extensive education programme, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, that offers presenter-led learning activities for a range of STEM topics & education levels. Visits include access to over 350 exhibits & a huge choice of interactive experiences.
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At the Imagination Lab London, students have the opportunity to explore new ideas, invent new products and build new skills for the future through events, workshops and skills camps.
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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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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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Standing at 170 metres tall and boasting views all the way to the South Downs and the Isle of Wight, The Spinnaker Tower offers school trips where students have the opportunity to explore and admire the coastline and views that surround them.
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Medina Valley Centre provides bespoke programmes that are developed to fit the needs of your school trip, whether that be by focusing on academic field studies or adventurous activities.
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Being one of the tallest buildings in Western Europe, The Shard boasts some of the best views of London and provides teachers with the perfect environment to bring more excitement to their subjects.
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The Heights of Abraham provides a day out with a high educational value complying with the current National Curriculum. We have a unique blend of natural and social history, science, geology, technology and interpretation.
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Our workshops are designed to make science fun and exciting for children and help contribute to their understanding of how nature and the world around them works. Each lesson introduces children to a new scientific concept or idea in a simplified way.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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Traditional narrow boats on Regent's canal through Regent's Park, London Zoo, the Maida Hill Tunnel and the lively bustle of Camden Lock Market. Expands your students knowledge of history, geography, design and technology, engineering and art.
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