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Science LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon

2022 Event Dates: 

Friday 4th - 6th February

Friday 28th - 30th October

 

We’re bringing Science LIVE! to the UK taking place at our activity centre in Liddington. 

Science LIVE! UK combines a conference led by expert speakersworkshops & talksteam-based challenges and outdoor adventure activities.  See our great value 3-day itinerary below. 

This three-day weekend event will allow students to develop their curiosity about the world around them, giving them insight into how science works, and appreciation of its relevance to their everyday lives. Students will also enhance their ability to work together as a team, improve self-confidence, develop resilience and learn new skills.

Science LIVE! UK brings together the best possible learning experience for your students in a fun, memorable and safe environment. We are pleased to advise that our centres are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place. 

Prices start from£269pp

Your itinerary

Morning Afternoon Evening
Fri Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington. Evening meal & team-based activity.
Sat Breakfast. Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day. Team-based challenge followed by lunch. Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers. High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged. Evening meal. Time for students to relax & reflect on the day.
Sun Breakfast. Attend LIVE! Student Conference. Return to centre & enjoy lunch. Check out & return to school.
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
Morning
Afternoon Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington.
Evening Evening meal & team-based activity.
Morning Breakfast. Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day. Team-based challenge followed by lunch.
Afternoon Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers. High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged.
Evening Evening meal. Time for students to relax & reflect on the day.
Morning Breakfast. Attend LIVE! Student Conference. Return to centre & enjoy lunch.
Afternoon Check out & return to school.
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation 
  • Entrance to the Science LIVE! student event
  • Workshop & talk 
  • Team-based challenges 
  • Outdoor adventure activities 
  • Group travel insurance 
  • On-site support from the Events Team throughout your stay 
  • 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points. 


Who is this event for?

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

Topics from across the Science curriculum brought to life at our event include: 

Key concepts in Biology, Physics & Chemistry 

  • Changes in energy, forces & motion
  • Conservation of energy 
  • Chemical changes 
  • Space & space weather

 The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.


Your LIVE! UK centre

Liddington Activity Centre - only open to our groups.


Event details and previous speakers

Event details

  • Conference led by industry experts

Experts from high profile organisations will provide relevant examples and exam case studies to ignite your students’ aspirations whilst perfectly complementing the computer science curriculum at KS4 and KS5. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience. 

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 
    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  
    • Assist with check-out & departure

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry.

He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world's tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station.

Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1). Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.

Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards.

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.


Event details

  • Conference led by industry experts

Our expert speakers are selected to meet the learning objectives of the science curriculum at KS4. Through real life experiences they'll give students the chance to hear how science progresses through hypothesis, practical experimentation, observation, theory development and review.

Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session. 

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience.

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 

    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  

    • Assist with check-out & departure