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Computing

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Computer Science & Information Technology

Computers and information technology are a fundamental part of our everyday lives. Governments, businesses and individuals rely on computer networks and software systems to keep the global economy running, so it is no surprise that computer skills and coding are increasingly important topics taught in the classroom. Job opportunitites for competent computer literate school leavers and graduates are only going to grow, making computing one of the most important curriculum topics for students once they enter the working environment.

To enhance your classroom teaching, there are many computing school trips you can choose that demonstrate how computers have become a vital part of the commercial world. Discover how information technology is used in areas such as problem solving, communication systems and data analysis. Click here for a full list of Computing workshops!

The trips below have a strong computing focus, or have dedicated workshops, shows, or hands on exhibits that will really help your students understand computing in context.

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Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids



Students build, code and battle robots. Students work in groups to build robots which they will then have the opportunity to control on one of our competition arenas. They will solve challenges, compete in games and battle their bots.

Our centre at present has high quality robotic and electronic resources and from January will have state of the art coding software- which many schools are unable to afford. Our dedicated team are passionate about engineering and robotics and their main goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers. Our workshops are planned using National Curriculum guidelines and cover areas of the curriculum, with a practical, hands-on approach. E4K also provides an assessment tool and follow up activities for your school. ...

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London & South East
Science, Physics, Biology, Egyptians, Vikings, Medieval, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


A school trip to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is sure to engage, excite and inspire your students. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland with more than 55 interactive shows and attractions, the resort brings learning to life outside the classroom. ...

Legoland Windsor

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland
Citizenship, English, Maths, Business, Computing, PSHE


Free hands-on workshops for staff or students designed to promote and develop digital sills using Google's Applied Digital Skills programme. ...

Google Applied Digital Skills

All UK Regions
Maths, Design Technology, Computing


Who loves playing with robots? Tech4Fun offers a hands-on National Curriculum linked robot workshop for primary school-aged children. We use fun easy to program robots, so all children can be involved. ...

Robotics Workshop

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Computing, Performing Arts, PSHE


Our range of assembly and workshop programmes enable children, young people and their families to work together to explore being kind and respectful to others online, how to protect their online presence, as well as seek out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online....

Cyber Safety



All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


Our Green Screen Workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encouraging children to verbally discuss ideas that transfer into writing, using our green screen to ignite their imaginations. This is differentiated from EYFS to Year 6. All of the content in this workshop is directly linked to writing,...

Green Screen

Scotland
Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century


From hands-on robot programming to iconic explosion demonstrations, our education service is here to provide inspiring science and technology experiences for our schools and community. ...

Dundee Science Centre

All UK Regions
Design Technology, Computing


Interested in CAD and 3D printing? Tech4Fun offers a hands-on CAD and 3D printing workshop for primary school-aged children. We an easy to use CAD program for designing and bring in 3D printers to see the objects being manufactured. ...

3D Printing Workshop

All UK Regions
Design Technology, Computing


Links to the curriculum KS2: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; Use sequence and repetition in programs; work with various forms of input and output....

Crumble Coding

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, Yorkshire
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Our workshop robots are all computers with sensors. They are programmable in multiple ways, from drawing, through block based languages such as Scratch to text based programming languages such as Python. However a robot is programmed, there is a direct link from the program on screen to the actions ...

Robotics Workshop
Life Science Centre
Life Science Centre
★★★★★

North East
Citizenship, Maths, Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


For a great School Trip in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England ...

Life Science Centre
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West
Design Technology, Computing, Performing Arts, Art


Not only do the VR sessions include learning spatial design tools, but we can also offer the introduction to Unity, the leading VR experience engine! This includes animation, environment design, interaction design, level design. Call us to ask more about our more involved deep dive sessions....

An introduction to Art & Design in Virtual Reality!

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland
English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Computing, PSHE, SEN


Our bespoke cross-curricular Minecraft Education workshops are incredibly successful at creating engagement and enthusiasm around a topic. They offer students opportunities to apply knowledge and learning, work collaboratively and get creative. ...

Minecraft Education

All UK Regions
Citizenship, Computing, SEN


Do you want to reward your children/students with a fun event that is still educational?! A DRONEday is a brilliant way to consolidate learning in an exciting, challenging, unique and safe way! ...

Coding for FUN or as a REWARD!

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


Our Green Screen Workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encouraging children to verbally discuss ideas that transfer into writing, using our green screen to ignite their imaginations. This is differentiated from EYFS to Year 6. All of the content in this workshop is directly linked to writing,...

Science
Paultons Park
Paultons Park
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Design Technology, Business, Computing, Physics, Biology, SEN


Home to 70 rides and attractions, and set in over 140 acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons is the ideal venue for an exciting and stimulating school visit. Curriculum-based workshops take place within the amazing and immersive Professor Blast's Learn...

Paultons Park
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Wales
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Visit Techniquest Glyndwr for over 65 hands on exhibits across five zones with activities tailored to your needs. Accessible to all and brought to you by our informed, intelligent and experienced hosts to both feed and blow young minds. ...

Techniquest Glyndwr

London & South East, East of England
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing


Students build, code and battle robots. Students work in groups to build robots which they will then have the opportunity to control on one of our competition arenas. They will solve challenges, compete in games and battle their bots. ...

Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids

London & South East, South West, North
Design Technology, Computing


Robotics and engineering with Lego Mindstorm EV3: Ages 9-13 Collaborate and complete with Lego EV3 challenges and tournaments. In this intensive one-day course students will work in small teams to modify robots using motors and sensors to complete a series of challenging engineering puzzles. This...

Coding and Robotics Workshops

North
English, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Our Robotics: Design & Control workshop uses the LEGO WeDo2 kits, which allow the user to design a LEGO model that can then be controlled via computer tablet. In this workshop children (KS2 & KS3) can develop key computing aspects including writing and debugging programs by building and programming...

Legoland Discovery Centre

East of England
English, Maths, Business, Computing


Where better to study computing than at the university which produced Charles Babbage, the father of modern computer science? The Reach Cambridge Computer Science course is designed to equip students with everything they need to develop their programming, coding and mathematical skills. Whether ...

Reach Hall Residential

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing


The basis of our robotics sessions is to create programmable devices. Students will learn the basics of block coding and eventually code with variables, sensors, loops and conditional statements. These aspects are taught and explained to the children by a Computing specialist in ways that are easy t...

STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Design Technology, Geography, Computing, Art, SEN, Physical


The ‘Terrific Towers’ education pack offers cross-curricular activity fully aligned with the National Curriculum subjects for Key Stage 2 Maths, Computing, English, Geography and Art. Pupils research great towers around the world, measure themselves....

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing


Students will learn to code using block programming or Swift coding language (used to develop apps on iPhone and iPad). They'll provide algorithmic instructions to their drone to make it take-off, land, do flips and somersaults, as well as navigate different altitudes and distances to make its way s...

STEMdrones-Drone Coding
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland
Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing


In a JuniorSTEM workshops your pupils will build amazing Robotic Lego WeDo models then learn to program sensors, motors and lights to bring them to life. Extremely engaging, packed full of learning and loads of fun. ...

JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

STEM Discovery Centre
STEM Discovery Centre
★★★★★

East of England
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Our unique education centre leverages the inspirational power of the ExoMars Project. Our school trips - linked to key stages 2 and 3 curriculum - aim to inspire young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. ...

STEM Discovery Centre
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Business, Computing, Wildlife, SEN


Education is at the heart of what we do and with 10 themed lands, 40 rides and attractions, over 1000 amazing animals and a SEA LIFE centre; Chessington really is Britain’s Wildest Classroom! ...

Chessington World of Adventures
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Citizenship, Computing, PSHE


This immersive Virtual Reality Anti-bullying workshop offers a safe space to observe a bullying role-play. Our interactive software has been developed with experts for children to dissect this important issue, guided by our skilled facilitator. ...

Anti-Bullying VR

Scotland
Science, Design Technology, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Twentieth Century


Get curious with science! Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction with an interactive education programme exploring everything from the science of the human body to the future of STEM jobs in My World of Work. ...

Glasgow Science Centre

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Computing, Physics, SEN


Having a DRONEday is a brilliant way to let children control physical devices in an exciting, challenging, unique and safe way. *You will be covering the Computing PoS. *The children will be having so much fun they don't realise they are learning! ...

Coding Workshop for KS1-2

All UK Regions
Maths, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


What could be more fun than interacting with robots and then building your own and controlling it with code you have written yourself! Using LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits and iPads, your children will build their own robot and control its movement with code. ...

Robotics Workshop

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing, Biology


Our Green Screen workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encouraging children to verbally discuss ideas that transfer into writing, using our green screen to ignite their imaginations. This is differentiated from EYFS to Year 6. All of the content in this workshop is directly linked to writing,...

Creative Writing

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Computing, SEN


Blast your whole class into space - virtually! Our experienced facilitator guides 35 children on a simultaneous journey through space, exploring planets, stars and moons. Virtual Reality transports you to places you can't visit - like space! ...

Space VR

All UK Regions
Citizenship, Computing, SEN


Having a DRONEday is a brilliant way to inspire students to code, particularly if you want to increase uptake of Computing at GCSE level or encouraging girls into STEM subjects! ...

Coding Workshop for KS3-4

South West
Maths, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing


At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. We can engage your pupils using our workshops, theatre shows and theme days all of which support the national curriculum ...

At-Bristol

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, worldwar, Design Technology, Computing


Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic. ...

VR Workshop


Computing education allows students to acquire the computing skills that are necessary to succeed in our modern society. The key part of the computing curriculum is computer science, which entails learning about the core principles of computation and information, and learning how digital systems operate and how to use this knowledge through programming.

Over time, students will obtain the necessary skills that are required to create systems, programmes and a range of content. The knowledge that is gained through a computing course will enhance a student's future prospects after they leave education and enter the working world. In addition, computing can also enhance other core academic subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM subjects), as they are all interlinked with computer skills. Therefore, this means that students who study a STEM subject would also find a computing school trip beneficial to their own study. Consequently, you could join up with another teacher from another subject and take a combined group. For example, The National Museum of Computing is designed around the Computing curriculum at GCSE, A Level, and Level 2 or 3 equivalents. However, students can also benefit from the school trip if they are studying Mathematics, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, and History.

STEM coding workshops
Autumn Term 2019 Computing Workshops

STEMbotics gives students an introduction to the world of STEM with opportunities to design, build and code their own unique robots

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STEM drone coding workshops
Autumn Term 2019 Computing Workshops

The STEMdrones workshop gives students an introduction to drones through code and algorithms, and principals in engineering and physics

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