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Design & Technology LIVE! Student Event at Disneyland® Paris

Inspire their future career at our Design & Technology LIVE! conference. Bring design technology to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions by showing them the many different paths a career could take at our Design & Technology LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!

Event dates: 

Monday 7th March 2022 - request a quote

Monday 6th March 2023 - request a quote

Experts from high profile organisations will provide relevant examples, supporting students in their portfolio preparation and investigations with a focus on product design, technology, sustainability and ethics. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

Meeting your learning objectives - Design & Technology LIVE! will help prepare students to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world, building an awareness the implications of wider influences on design & technology. Learn more about our full range of LIVE! events here.

Prices start from£295pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' B&B accommodation 
  • 1 day Hopper Park ticket  
  • Entrance to the Design & Technology Live! student event 
  • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
  • Group Leader’s conference pack
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay
  • 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points. 


Event overview

Expert speaker presentations - through real life experiences our speakers will give students the chance to hear about the challenges in designing new and better products for our society’s future, designing with new and smart materials, and designing for a more sustainable future.

Q&A session - interactive question and answer sessions will develop their knowledge and understanding of product design, technology, sustainability and ethics. 

The Events Team in Disneyland® Paris will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet with coffee & pastries
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

 


Accommodation

Places to stay


Event details and speakers at LIVE! events

Dr Zoe Laughlin

Dr Zoe Laughlin is an artist, engineer, material scientist and broadcaster. She’s co-founder and director of the Institute of Making at University College London. Her mission is to explore all aspects of how things are made, what they are made out of and how these materials have changed the world. Zoe’s work is all about art, craft, science and engineering of ‘stuff’.

Her qualifications include a PhD in Materials from the Division of Engineering at King’s College London and an MA in Scenography and Sculpture from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She’s a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and has written a book entitled “Material Matters: New Materials in Design”.

Brendan Walker

Brendan Walker is the world’s first thrill engineer. He originally trained as an aeronautical engineer and industrial designer, and now runs Thrill Laboratory specialising in the creation and study of thrilling experience. Brendan has worked with clients from Alton Towers to Nissan, and is currently touring his own unlikely thrill ride – VR Playground – which is a mash up of two technologies: the millennia-old playground swing and 21st century virtual reality.

Brendan is Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex University. He is a regular broadcaster, and most recently appeared on BBC’s The Apprentice You’re Fired during 'coaster week’.

 

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry.

He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world's tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station.

Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1). Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.

Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards.

Q&A Session

Our lively and interactive question and answer session gives the students control to ask the questions they want answers to.  All the speakers take to the stage to answer questions to provide different perspectives and to offer invaluable career advice from their own experience.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.


Package options & sample itineraries

3 night coach package - includes 2 day park ticket

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 

Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 

Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.

 

 

3 night overnight coach package - includes 2 day park ticket

Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing

Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 

Tuesday: Return coach travel.

2 night Eurostar package - includes 2 day park ticket

Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.

Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.


Evening activites

  • Explore the parks: Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park

  • Shopping in the Disney Village® 

  • Disney Illuminations Night Time Show

  • Gaumont Cinema

  • Evening meal experience at Planet Hollywood or Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon


Study Themes

The event is designed to complement Design & Technology across the AQA, OCR, Edexcel and WJEC curriculums at Key Stage 4 (GCSE).  The event will support students in their portfolio preparation, as well as the practical aspect of their studies, by delving into a specific company with a focus on product design, technology, sustainability & ethics.

 


Educational resources

In order to help you prepare for the Design & Technology LIVE! Event, you will receive supplementary information about how each speaker will link to the curriculum as well as a list of desired outcomes. This can be used to follow up with your students when you return.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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