Science LIVE! at Disneyland® Paris Student Conference Event

Event Dates:

Monday 9th March 2020  - last few places remaining

Monday 8th March 2021  - book early and save £20pp

 

Science LIVE! is designed to give learners the opportunity to come face to face with expert speakers whose knowledge and skill will add value to the teaching and learning experience.

Through their real-life experiences our speakers will give students the chance to hear how science progresses through hypothesis, practical experimentation, observation, theory development and review. Students will have the opportunity to communicate with, and challenge, professionals during the interactive question and answer sessions. These sessions will develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and help students answer scientific questions about the world around them.

As part of the immersive educational experience, each student will receive their own workbook in advance of the event for pre-trip preparation as well as the park challenges to complete whilst enjoying the Disney® Parks. The challenges cover the fundamentals of Science at Key Stage 4 and encourage students to apply observational, practical, enquiry and problem-solving skills in a new and unique learning environment. 

Prices start from£249pp

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

* Eurostar and flight options available

** On-site Disney hotels and additional nights also.  Speak to a Tour Consultant to discuss the best travel and accommodation options for your group.

 


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 Disneyland Paris

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:

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.

 

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.

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

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.

Remel London, Facilitator of the event

Remel London is an award winning TV & Radio presenter and online video blogger.

As a blogger, Remel and has gained over 13,000 followers on twitter, as well as over 3 million views combined across several YouTube channels. A confident and experienced corporate host, Remel has hosted numerous events including, The MOBO awards nominations launch, the Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and the 2018 Rocking Ur Teens Girls Conference.

Remel London is very passionate about her local community and is the founder of the Showcase and Networking event The RateMePlz Live Show created to support emerging talent across the country.

In 2015 Remel London was chosen to be an official ambassador of the Rocking Ur Teens National Youth Organisation and aspires to influence young women in the UK.


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.