Science LIVE! Student Conference Event for KS4 at Disneyland® Paris

Event Dates: Monday 18th January**  & Monday 8th March 

**EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Show your students science in action at our Science LIVE! conference.  A half day conference where students will hear from a variety of passionate scientists, combined with practical student activities all within the magic of Disneyland®  Paris. 

Fun and learning in one!.

Our speakers are sciemce communicators passionate about showing learners how science works.  By applying the principles they learn in the classroom to the real world, learners gain an appreciation of its relevance to their everyday lives. They will have the opportunity to ask questions and get more insight into working in science during the interactive Q&A sessions. 

As part of the immersive event, each student will receive their own workbook in advance of the event for pre-trip preparation as well as science park challenges to complete whilst enjoying the Disney® Parks. These challenges cover the fundamentals of Science at KS 4 and encourage students to apply their knowledge in a new and unique learning environment. 

Prices start from£239pp

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris by coach. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
2 Free time enjoying the magic of the Disney Parks including the Disney Fireworks
3 Return Coach Travel Arrive back at School
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Morning Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris by coach.
Afternoon
Evening Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Morning
Afternoon Free time enjoying the magic of the Disney Parks including the Disney Fireworks
Evening
Morning Return Coach Travel
Afternoon
Evening Arrive back at School

Price Shown includes

  • Return coach travel *
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Chateau de Grande Romaine**
  • Park Hopper Ticket
  • Attendance at the Science LIVE! Conference
  • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
  • Group Leader’s conference pack
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
  • Support from our Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay

* Price based on 40 passengers. Eurostar and flight options available ** On-site Disney hotels and additional nights also available.

£239 price available for January Departures.  March dates from £259

 

 


Who Is This For?

The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 (GCSE) students of Science and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR and Edexcel syllabus.

Study Themes:

The Science Behind Superheroes

Students will discover how some of the amazing feats performed by their favourite superheroes really work and the scientific principles that explain them.​

The Science Behind Star Wars 

Topics from across the science curriculum brought to life via the medium of Star Wars. 

  • How to build a lightsabre; batteries, energy, plasma and heat density
  • The speed of light and spaceships
  • The diversity of life through aliens
  • Artificial intelligence and robots

The Science Behind Rollercoasters and Ride Design

Key science principles and considerations in roller coaster design and ride creation including:

  • Changes in energy, forces and motion. 
  • The use of fire and materials in special effects 
  • The use of electricity and circuits to produce inputs and outputs such as light sensors and sound buzzers etc.

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.



Event Overview & Speakers:

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Actor, writer and presenter of the Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory, Dallas Campbell is keen to popularise science making him the perfect host for our LIVE! events.

Dallas Campbell's curiosity and original mind have led him to become one of television's freshest and funniest talents. In 2008 he joined The Gadget Show team on Five where his exploits included testing out a jet powered luge, the latest survival gadgets and breaking the Scalextric land speed record.   Dallas presented BBC1 science series -Bang Goes the Theory - a Tomorrow's World type programme with a hands-on approach and encouraging everyone to join in at home and online.

His passion for popularising science and for investigating the weirder areas of life, the universe and everything, have taken Dallas from a background in theatre and film work into researching, writing and presenting authored documentaries for television.

Karl Byrne, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Karl is an award winning Science Communicator, and Public Engagement consultant and trainer. He is currently the Public Engagement Manager at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Karl graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Virology in 2002. He then worked in laboratories in Edinburgh and Belfast for the next 6 years on a range of subjects including HIV, Hepatitis C, the MMR vaccine and drugs to help people with lung diseases caused by smoking.

He has been actively involved in science communication and public engagement since 2000. His previous roles include Christmas Lectures Manager at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where he produced Professor Saiful Islam’s 2016 lectures TV series; Senior Programme Coordinator at Cheltenham Science Festival; Informal Learning Officer at At-Bristol Science Centre, and Science & Interpretation Officer at Glasgow Science Centre. He has extensive experience writing and performing science shows for schools, festivals and science events around the world. He has designed public experiments and science exhibitions, and has consulted on a wide range of public engagement and science communication activities. He also lectures on public engagement, and has trained scientists and public engagement professionals to be better communicators in over 15 countries, on 4 continents.

In his spare time, Karl is an avid fan of cinema and has written and presented numerous shows looking at the science behind science fiction, as well as the “Science Friction” podcast.

 

Prof. Brendan Walker

Brendan Walker is an experienced public speaker and broadcaster. Brendan is a true polymath. His expertise span art, design, science, technology, and engineering.   He has spoken at Tate Modern about his work, as well as delivered science and technology Christmas public lectures. He currently holds the post of Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex University. 

Brendan is founder-director of Studio Go Go Limited – a 21st century ride design company supported by Innovate UK. He recently gave the keynote at the inaugural symposium of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions industry in Florida. He is also founder-director of Thrill Laboratory, and regularly features in character as “the Thrill Engineer”, which has included appearances on The One Show, Bang Goes The Theory and Blue Peter.  Brendan will bring his expertise to bring the science behind rollercoasters and theme park attractions to life for our Science LIVE! audience.

Dr Suze Kundu, Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science

With a BSc in Chemistry, an MSc in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Materials Chemistry from University College London, Suze is Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science.

A passionate educator and scientist, you can find Suze sharing her love for science through live lectures, on TV (the Discovery Channel), radio, and in print. During the event, Suze will uncover the fascinating science behind superheroes.

 

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.

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure


Package Options

2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday

1 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel.

3 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Wednesday

Sunday - Wednesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.

3 Nights Overnight Coach Travel Package
Saturday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing 
Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
Tuesday: Return coach travel

2 Night Eurostar Travel Package Sunday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.