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Maths LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon

We’re bringing Maths LIVE! to the UK taking place at our activity centre in Liddington. 

Maths LIVE! UK combines a conference led by expert speakers, workshops & talks, team-based challenges and outdoor adventure activities.  See our great value 3-day itinerary below. 

This three-day weekend event is designed to encourage students to develop confidence in mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in the world around them whilst also improving their ability to work together as a team, improve self-confidence, develop resilience and learn new skills.

Maths LIVE! UK brings together the best possible learning experience for your students in a fun, memorable and safe environment. We are pleased to advise that our centres are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place. 

2022 event dates: 
Friday 4th - 6th February
Friday 28th - 30th October

Prices start from£269pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation 
  • Entrance to the Maths LIVE! student event 
  • Workshop & talk 
  • Team-based challenges 
  • Outdoor adventure activities 
  • Group travel insurance 
  • On-site support from the Events Team 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

  • Conference led by experts

Our expert speakers are selected to meet the learning objectives of the maths curriculum at KS4. They’ll give students the chance to hear how mathematics can be used to develop models of real situations and learn that they can be more or less effective depending on the assumptions that have been made. Students can also put their own questions to our experts during a Q&A session. 

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience.

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 

    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  

    • Assist with check-out & departure


Your LIVE! UK centre

Liddington Activity Centre - only open to our groups.


Event details and previous speakers

Dr Matt Pritchard

Dr Matt Pritchard is a maths and science magician. As a Curator of Wonder, his amazing performances both inspire and inform.

Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University before working at Thinktank Science Museum. In addition to this experience, he has 22 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction. 

Matt is a TEDx speaker, Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, runner up in the 'Illusion of the Year Contest' 2020, and an inadvertent TikTok sensation.

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.

Event details

  • Conference led by industry experts

Experts from high profile organisations will provide relevant examples and exam case studies to ignite your students’ aspirations whilst perfectly complementing the computer science curriculum at KS4 and KS5. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience. 

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 
    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  
    • Assist with check-out & departure


Your itinerary

UK LIVE! - Friday

Afternoon:

  • Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Team-based activity

UK LIVE! - Saturday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Attend our LIVE! student conference  
  • Return to centre & enjoy lunch

Afternoon:

  • High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged
  • Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Time for students to relax & reflect on the day

 

UK LIVE! - Sunday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day
  • Team-based challenge followed by lunch

Afternoon:

  • Check out & return to school


Study themes & levels

The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 students of Maths and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complementing WJEC and SQA qualifications.

Topics from across the Maths curriculum brought to life at our event include:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry & measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Ratio, proportion & rates of change

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.


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
  • School travel company of choice since 1967