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    IT Educational Visits

    My Sister is a IT teacher (yes one of those ) and has been sent a whole staff email about planning trips (residential and non) for Next summers Activities week and is trying to think of ideas of what she could possibly suggest for an IT related trip (doesn't solely have to be an IT trip could incorporate other things such as Activities etc).

    I suggested maybe a visit to silicon valley but apparently that was inappropriate.

    I also suggested visits to the Computer History museum (Suffolk) and the national museum at Bletchley Park).

    Any other ideas/suggestions?

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    How about speaking to local large companies or maybe even something that might pique interest like amusement parks, see if you can get a tour of facilities they'd not normally see, watch IT systems working in real time doing real work, see how skills they are learning day to day at school can apply in the real workplace.

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    Where is she located? There are plenty of places her class could go to...

    Midlands

    Gaydon Technology Centre, Banbury
    Land Rover, Solihull
    Cadbury World, Bournville
    Manchester Airport
    Thorpe Park
    Legoland
    Goonhilly Earth Station, Cornwall

    Also local cinema's are not adverse to the idea either

    Each place allows school visits to see how IT works/worked

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    Shes down in the south with me! Land Rover/thorpe park are done at other times on the year by DT.

    Will pass on the suggestion

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    What about arranging a visit to Microsoft in Reading?
    CEBit in Germany?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    What about arranging a visit to Microsoft in Reading?
    CEBit in Germany?
    M$ could be a good idea do they do educational visits then? do you have any links?

    unfortuantly it would have to be next summer for the residential so CEbit is out of the question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    What about arranging a visit to Microsoft in Reading?
    CEBit in Germany?
    Unfortunately not as my contact with them was a few years back and was with a contractor who has now moved on. I am sure they will accommodate you as they are always looking to indoctrinate sorry I mean educate young
    People in Microsoft ways.

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