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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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Cyber Security Virtual Enrichment



Cyber terrorists have taken control of the RAF's latest space asset. Your challenge is to analyse the evidence and obtain access to the secure server. You will use a range of cryptographic and cyber security skills to solve this in 90 minutes.

Students will take on the "real life" task of stopping Cyber terrorists from a group called KRYTON who have taken control of the RAF’s latest space asset, the Earth observation satellite “Carbonite 2”. They will have 90 minutes to complete this task or the terrorists will deorbit the satellite and it will burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Students will work to analyse the evidence and obtain access to the secure server which we believe is hosting the satellite uplink that has been used to hijack Carbonite 2. They must work as a team and use a range of cryptographic and cyber security skills to solve this within the 90-minute time-frame. The RAF is relying on you! ...

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Computing with the BBC MICRO:BIT
Computing with the BBC MICRO:BIT

Computing

The BBC micro:bit is a microcomputer that gives young people the opportunity to solve problems or be creative whilst learning to code. During this workshop students learn how to program whilst exploring Morse Code and other forms of communication.

Creative Writing
Creative Writing

English, Biology, 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,

Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Programming virtual robots
Programming virtual robots

Maths, Design Technology, Computing

COVID-19 OFFER
Brand New - Robot programming workshops that can be run entirely virtually. Two types are offered, Scratch based (best for KS2) and Python based (best for KS3).




Bespoke VR Workshop
Bespoke VR Workshop

English, 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.

Robotics
Robotics

Computing

A workshop that provides students the opportunity to build and program robots like LEGO Mindstorms and VEX Robotics.

JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics
JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

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.

Anti-Bullying VR
Anti-Bullying VR

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.


STEM
STEM

Science, Computing

A range of short sensitive activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics which will challenge the students to complete tasks within a given timeframe

Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

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.

Darcie’s Digital Dilemma
Darcie’s Digital Dilemma

Citizenship, Computing, PSHE

Darcie's Digital Dilemma is specially designed around the Digital Literacy National Curriculum to help children to understand how to navigate the internet while ensuring their own safety. Focusing on personal information online, phishing emails and links, online bullying, awareness of strangers and

Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

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.


At-Bristol
At-Bristol

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

Tutankhamun’s Curse
Tutankhamun’s Curse

English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Computing, Performing Arts, PSHE

YoYoJoy offer escape rooms that fit into your school hall or studio. Participants must work as a team to crack codes, solve puzzles and gather clues to solve the escape room challenge!

Green Screen
Green Screen

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,

Dundee Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre

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.


Coding for FUN or as a REWARD!
Coding for FUN or as a REWARD!

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! DRONEdays ARE COVID-19 SECURE! Read on to find out how

STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding
STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding

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

Cyber Security Virtual Enrichment
Cyber Security Virtual Enrichment

Maths, Computing

Tablet Academy has created a Virtual experience focused on enabling students to achieve the following objectives within computing: a) understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system; understand how data of various types (including text, sounds and pictures) can be repr

STEMdrones-Drone Coding
STEMdrones-Drone Coding

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


STEM Discovery Centre
STEM Discovery Centre

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.

Coding Workshop for KS3-4
Coding Workshop for KS3-4

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! DRONEdays ARE COVID-19 SECURE! Read on to find out how....

Life Science Centre
Life Science Centre

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

Space VR
Space VR

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!


Science
Science

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,

LEGO EDUCATION
LEGO EDUCATION

Computing

Design, build and learn to code with LEGO Education solutions including WeDo, WeDo 2.0 and LEGO Mindstorms.

Google Applied Digital Skills
Google Applied Digital Skills

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.

Coding Workshop for KS1-2
Coding Workshop for KS1-2

Maths, Science, Physics, Computing, 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!


Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of Science in North Wales and opens later in 2020. Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

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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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