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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Middleport Pottery provides an immersive educational experience for all ages and abilities, where students can discover the processes that revolutionized pottery production and how this impacted other aspects of society.
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The National Videogame Museum uses the very technology that students are increasingly familiar with as a medium for them to unleash their creativity and to also teach them valuable technical skills.
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Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply nothing like an SJA Trip! 
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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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Come and see how it’s made! Experience the state-of-the-art manufacturing operation behind the MINI. Over a period of two hours, our guests will be taken behind the scenes to see how we build 1000 cars a day for our customers all over the world.
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Woodrow High House is London Youth’s outdoor education centre in Buckinghamshire, providing bespoke activity programmes dependent on the objectives of your visit. Visitors include primary, secondary, independent & special needs schools.
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An interactive museum dedicated to the story of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines. Launch on a voyage of learning about the people, places, tools, lifestyle, and legacy of the mining industry that once completely dominated the landscape.
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Here at Lee Valley VeloPark, we offer physically challenging school trip experiences, where your students will have the opportunity to cycle in the London 2012 Olympic Venue!
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The Science Zone offers interactive educational experiences, where students can explore life-sized dinosaurs and the Solar System. The variety of activities that are available ensures that all students will remain engaged and interested.
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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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