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London Computing & Computer Science School Trips & Tours
This exciting destination offers pupils the opportunity to explore a range of computing and computer science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. We’ll tailor-make your itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to include the best visits and attractions at great value for money.
Price Shown includes
- 1 night's B&B accommodation
- Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers from selected departure points in November 2019 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
App Making Workshop
During this workshop, a company which develops apps will talk about the process of developing apps and take a look at some of the top apps. The second part of the workshop will be getting the group to do some of the planning around how they would approach making an app themselves. Additional focus will be on making an app user friendly.
Silicon Roundabout / Tech City Guided Walking Tour
This two-hour tour starts at Shoreditch Grind and finishes at Google Campus. Groups will look at how and why such a small area of London is beginning to rival Silicon Valley, and why it has become crucial to the UK’s post-recession recovery. Your pupils will take a first-hand look at the businesses in the area - such as ASOS, Spotify and Zoopla - and your guide will discuss why London and the Silicon Roundabout has an advantage over other global technology clusters.
National Museum of Computing
Groups will see a short presentation which will include; an introduction to the Museum, the role of Bletchley Park and the plan for the day. The group will visit The Tunny and Colossus galleries to better understand the reason for building one of the world's first computers, including seeing the 1944 Colossus Mk II rebuild. The group will then visit the First Generation gallery and see the working WITCH computer and the EDSAC reconstruction. Groups will also take part in an activity in the BBC computer room. The tours will enable pupils to see computers from the 1950s through to the iPhone.
Visit the historic site where secret British code breaking activities took place during WWII, and where the modern computer was born. Bletchley Park runs a range of guided tours and talks for groups that are designed to enthuse students about the disciplines that underpinned the code breakers’ work.
THORPE PARK Resort
Learning through enjoyment is the ethos THORPE PARK Resort is championing to teachers and students alike. Our goal is to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and enjoy over 30 rides, live events and attractions to choose from inside the Resort, including our family favourite, ANGRY BIRDS LAND with 4D Experience and Dodgems. THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.
THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including STEM subjects, Business Studies, Psychology, Marketing, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters.
You can download THORPE PARK's educational resources to enhance your pupils’ experience.
This is an unforgettable learning experience that works to enhance and align with what students are already learning in the classroom. On their visit, students can create something amazing there on the spot with Apple products. Whatever they create, students will leave with a renewed outlook and motivation for learning.
The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subjects areas including:
Wonderlab - Science and Maths:
Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.
Psychology & Sociology:
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.
The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema. Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Harry Potter is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which will truly immerse students into the world of film-making. Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced.
45 minute workshops are also available, covering Art and Design, Business Studies, English and Drama, Film and Media and STEM subjects, as well as Primary.
Sky Skills Studio
Take your students behind the scenes at Sky’s state-of-the-art production facility and introduce them to amazing technology to make their very own television report. Your group will see how Sky uses the latest broadcast technology and will learn how TV is transmitted to our homes via satellite signal. An exciting, hands-on insight into the broadcast industry! Please note, visits must be booked directly with Sky Skills Studio.
Centre for Computing History
These one hour workshops are conducted in the Hauser Studio (Cambridge) which is kitted out to resemble a 1980s classroom. There are four workshops available: Coding in BASIC, Introduction to Python, Controlling External Objects and Build Your Own Adventure Game.
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.
Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.
The O2 – Nissan Innovation Station
The Nissan Innovation Station is a fun and interactive brand center at the O2 packed with fun games, exciting technologies, mind opening questions and where pupils will have the opportunity to learn about tomorrows technology today.
Chocolate Films – Animation Workshops
Chocolate Films offer full and half day animation workshops which will provide an exciting introduction to stop motion animation. The workshops have been designed to inspire young people to make their own short animations and consider careers in the creative industry. Using professional animation software, pupils will have opportunity to try several different styles of animation using a range of materials such as Plasticine, Lego, whiteboard pens and cut-out silhouettes. These workshops are a great way to build skills in research, crafts and media, computing and filmmaking. They will develop teamwork and build confidence and the workshops can be adapted to suit many parts of the national curriculum.
Social Media Masterclass
Exclusive to NST
Social media has had a huge impact on our lives over the last few years. It has made it easier to connect with people, to gathering information and has even impacted elections. However, there are also many students who have gone beyond using it for personal gain and seeing how it can help them with their studies and also build careers. Changing the mindset from using social media as a hobby to using it professionally is something that Andrew Davis (Trainer) has done. He has helped many students over the years and will help you in this 90 minute workshop.
This workshop will show you a very simple strategy in identifying the people you want to communicate with and getting them to engage with your content by understanding how film scripts work. Storytelling is the success for media online and this workshop will show you how to do that.
Science / Maths / Computer Science
This workshop not only shows you what works from a creative point of view put also strips away what you see on Snapchat/Instagram and more and goes under the engine to show you the science and maths behind how these platforms decide who sees what content.
This workshop shows you the business end of social media and how companies are using it to make money, acquire customers and keep existing ones. Understanding how business works online is what all organisations are trying to achieve and this workshop will show you how it is done.
Microsoft Store – Tour and Workshop
Groups will have a guided tour of the store and will be able to test and experience the latest technology, products and services from Microsoft and its partners.
Interactive zones, surrounded by immersive video walls run throughout the store, making this the best place to get hands-on with Surface, Windows, Office, Xbox & PC gaming, HoloLens mixed-reality and more.
Interactive workshops are also available. Choose from: ‘Build your Brand with LinkedIn’ or ‘Make Code Arcade’. Groups can also spend time in the Gaming Lounge.
- Jack the Ripper tour
- Evening ghost bus tour
- Ice skating
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, with ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.
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