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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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STEMdrones-Drone Coding



Our CAA approved commercial drone pilot will teach your children about the principles of flight by getting students to experience it by flying and coding mini drones to navigate their way through an indoor obstacle and achieve mission objectives.

We have delivered STEM/Computing workshops to thousands of children across the UK and have had glowing reviews from children and teachers after every single one of them. We're also trusted by the Royal Air Force to deliver educational STEM programmes across the UK on their behalf and have earned the status of RAF STEM Education Partners. Our session instructor is a Computing teacher and professional commercial drone pilot licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and is suitably equipped to teach your students about the principles of flight. Your students will receive expert tuition in either block or Swift programming and they's use these skills to code their drones to navigate their way through an indoor obstacle course and pick up and drop off precious cargo....

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Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures

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!

VR Workshop
VR Workshop

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.

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

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.




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!

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

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.

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


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....

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

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

Reach Hall Residential
Reach Hall Residential

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


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.

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.

Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids
Robotics Workshops at Engineering 4 Kids

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.

Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor

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.


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.

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.

Legoland Discovery Centre
Legoland Discovery Centre

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

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower

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.


3D Printing Workshop
3D Printing Workshop

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.

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.

Coding and Robotics Workshops
Coding and Robotics Workshops

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

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,


Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

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.

Paultons Park
Paultons Park

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

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!

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.


Creative Writing
Creative Writing

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,

Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre

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.

Crumble Coding
Crumble Coding

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.

An introduction to Art & Design in Virtual Reality!
An introduction to Art & Design in Virtual Reality!

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.


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,

Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop

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



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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