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Computing

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Curriculum Subject
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 pupils' computational thinking, there are many computing school trips you can choose that demonstrate how computers have become a vital part of our world. Discover how information technology is used in areas such as problem solving, communication systems and data analysis. Get hands on with programming robots and projects with Scratch. 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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Computing with the BBC MICRO:BIT



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.

The workshops allows students to program as well as explored other types of codes and forms of communication. ...

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World War II Bletchley Park & Enigma
World War II Bletchley Park & Enigma

Maths, Science, Physics, History, Computing, worldwar

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Battlefield & History Tours specialises in exactly that. Bletchley Park and the surrounding areas are filled with history and bring studies to life. The National Radio Centre, Woburn Abbey and The National Museum of Computing to name but a few

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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

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

Programming virtual robots
Programming virtual robots

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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).

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.




Maths, Computing & Coding
Maths, Computing & Coding

Maths, Computing, Performing Arts

Adventures in Computing with Ada Lovelace Curriculum Links: Computing - Understanding what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions - Creating simple programs - Recognising

Railway Museum
Railway Museum

Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Robot Railways (KS2) - Inspire your students with the real-life applications of computing in this hands-on tinkering-style workshop. Students will use their scientific enquiry skills to investigate objects from the past and present then programme their own robot railway using block code. Learning wo

Science Museum
Science Museum

Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Significant Individuals, Local History, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Visit the Information Age gallery, which allows you to trace how our lives have been transformed by information and communication technologies over the last 200 years. Find out about the science of communication and information networks. Discover how users, as well as inventors, have influenced new

Robotics
Robotics

Computing

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


STEM
STEM

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

E-Safety Workshops online
E-Safety Workshops online

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Citizenship, Performing Arts, PSHE, Computing

Cyberbullying & Message Groups - Engaging online workshop.

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 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, SEN

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

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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

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!

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.


Dinosaur Workshop
Dinosaur Workshop

English, Science, Biology, Computing

The '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 writin

Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, 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.

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

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


Science Zone UK centre
Science Zone UK centre

Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing

COVID-19 OFFER
Full programme details 1. Robot making and construction with controlling coding. Lego Eduction modules. 2. Drone Programming and flying. 3. Turing Tumble programme and sets 4. Arcade Games Making 5. Scripting a planetarium with Fly Through Solar System and Game controller in a planet

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.

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....

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.


Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands
Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands

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 ‚Äčtheir imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.

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.

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

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

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The trips above are just a sample of the Computing trips & workshops we have available for schools. Click your region below to view our full range (click again to unfilter)..



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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