New Scientist have developed an inspiring, exciting and incredible event called New Scientist Live taking place in London in September 2017. Adaptable Travel have partnered with New Scientist Live to offer you and your students the chance to go on the ultimate school science trip to this incredible event. Offering students and teachers an engaging and inspirational day out, the show brings together the biggest and most provocative science, engineering and technology.
Split into four immersive zones – Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and the Cosmos – students will see science brought to life with over 200 first-rate demonstrations and more than 100 thought-provoking talks from the most influential names in science, fuelling the imagination of every young scientist.
World-leading Scientist Speakers
Students will be able to listen to talks from world-leading scientists, futurologists and thought leaders, inspiring the next generation. 2016 speakers included astronaut Tim Peake, physicist Jim Al-Khalili, space scientist Monica Grady and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. 2017 speaker topics covered will range from the Higgs boson to sports science, to driverless cars, AI and so much more. Confirmed speakers for 2017 can be found here.
What else will there be to do?
Students will be able to learn from the huge range of demonstrations and experiences, and get hands on with science. In addition, they will be able to speak to scientists from the Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College London, The Science Council and many many more. Last year’s show featured the Bloodhound Project's adrenaline-pumping 1,000mph car, a chance to see the European Space Agency's Exomars Rover in the flesh, VR demonstrations, and 'The Rentokil Pestaurant' where visitors could try a range of edible creepy crawlies. 2017 content will be confirmed in the coming months.
What is Included with Adaptable Travel
We have partnered with New Scientist Live to offer a cost-effective solution for schools from across the UK to attend this amazing science event. For schools not based in or near London, our package includes return coach transport from your school, 1 day entrance to New Scientist Live (extended durations available), pre-booked entry to the Science Museum or visit the Natural History Museum, 1 free staff place for every 10 paying students, chance to add-on other excursions including the London Eye, group evening meals, a West End show and other fantastic science related visits and excursions.
What’s more, you only need a minimum of 10 paying passengers to take your school to New Scientist Live, with a fixed price.
Packages available for:
2 day, 1 night (including transport and accommodation)
Day trips (including coach and entrance)
Ticket only for the event for London based schools.
Enquire today to start organising your school trip to New Scientist Live.
This was a fantastic tour well balanced in terms of education and entertainment, great meals and plenty of opportunity to explore the city. The Royal National is ideally located, and the hotel responded to our request of rooming boys and girls on separate floors with their teachers.
27 May 2017
06 June 2017
7 out of 10
Overall we had a great time however a few points were really not great. The choice of pub in Covent Garden: the service was awful and the food was really not up to scratch. We were in a room just for school groups and it was far from being the pub experience that we had hoped for. The market tour: the tour was very interesting however we learnt very quickly that most of the tour was history based and not in the market itself as tours are not allowed - I would have liked to know this beforehand as our group was in London for the culinary side of things and not the history. For the cruise and London eye, we wasted time in the line for the information desk as suggested on our coupon, only to find we had to re queue for the tickets and we nearly missed the cruise. There is no 'coach pick up point' at North terminal Gatwick (there is at the south), the pick up point is at the car drop off point, next to the special assistance desk. Most of the stewards did not speak enough english to be able to help and again time was wasted for nothing. Wagamamas was great. The fish and chips in Borough High Street, was more like canteen fish and chips and not the traditional fish and chips we had wanted. being that i specifically asked for the 'food ' side of things to be given importance we were disappointed with this. The picnics: on our last day we had all chosen a different sandwich, only to find that the sandwiches left for us were all tuna (noone had chosen this and we had it the day before), we didn't once have fruit juice all week. the boxes of sandwiches were (if at all) badly names and with the amount of groups at the hostel all younsters just helped themselves (left self service in the breakfast room) - anyone could have taken them. we were lucky that on the last day we were able to have 10. We were originally told that the teachers had 4 single beds in their room, and once the booking and payment made we learnt that that was not possible. Although I was pleased with many aspects of the tour I do feel that there is much room for improvement, and although the meals would probably have been ok for a young school group this was not our case.
20 March 2017
30 March 2017
10 out of 10
Overall, a very well organised trip with a good diversity of events to respond to the educational needs of students. The eateries were also good apart from the pub at Covent Garden where we had Fish and Chips. Whilst I am aware that money can made from group bookings at no point have I felt like it is the case, until this restaurant. The portion size was for children and delivered on child sized plates, although the children were 13 and staff well above 13! The fish itself was of poor quality and compared what they were serving to other guests, definitely the chaeper version - it felt like a child's party! The drink was just water and the pudding was a badly heated pre-made apple pie with squirty cream. They wanted us in and out as quickly as possible although,according to my schedule, we had an hour and an half there. This was supported by the students feedback that this was the worse place to eat which, considering it was traditional fish and chips, was a shame. I would not go there again, although the location was great.
14 March 2017
29 March 2017
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To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary
for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete
with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations
will be sent with every quote.
Details of the 2 Day, 1 Night Package:
Thursday 28th - Friday 29th September 2017
What is included in the 2 day tour?
Full Executive Coach Transfer from your institute to the accommodation in London
1 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in London accommodation
1 free staff place based on every 10 paying passengers
Day 1: Entrance to the Science Museum & Natural History Museum with optional workshops (please note entrance to the Science Museum is free of charge, but Adaptable Travel will be able to pre-reserve your places)
Day 2: Entrance to the New Scientist Live event at London Excel
Is Your School Close to London?
This event is open to all groups. That is why we have alternative packages for groups wanting Daytrips or Ticket Only packages available.
Add-ons including Forensic Science Outrreach seminar, Centre of the Cell, Natural History Museum Workshops, Kew Gardens, London Eye, Theatre visits and more available.
Extended Duration trips are also available.
Minimum group size of just 10 learners with 1:10 free place ratio.