Weald Technology is a Social Enterprise that runs engineering clubs and workshops for schools and youth groups. We are available to run workshops most days, but the office is only manned on Wednesday and Thursday (9:30am to 4:30pm) and Friday (9:30am to midday).
Our projects are aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 although we do Computer-Aided Design courses for students in KS2 to KS5.
See below for the workshops we offer and have a look at the testimonial page to see the impact. Don’t hesitate to call or email to discuss how we can help your school.
Students have great fun learning how to come up with ideas and invent things. Looking at INNOVATION and CREATIVITY, students use fun exercises to stretch their minds and see how many ways they can solve a design challenge.
Suitable for KS1 and KS2. From £45
Gears and Levers
Students quickly get hands-on, building a range of mechanisms to help them understand forces. Combining paper exercises, hands-on trials, a lot of k’nex, and demonstrations with a bicycle, students will leave this session with a far greater understanding of how mechanical systems help us.
Suitable for: KS1 and KS2. From £45
Systems & Processes
A practical & engaging workshop showing how industry meets our insatiable demand for everything to be “better-faster-cheaper”. In an interactive game students are allocated roles in a factory and test industry-standard process improvement tools, measuring results against the clock. We’ll also discuss how this skill can be used in your classroom, as well as its value in sectors such as healthcare, retail and leisure.
Suitable for: KS2. From £75
Introduction to CAD
An introduction to 3D CAD using professional 3D design software. Maximum 20 students. Certificates of Achievement are provided on completion.
Suitable for Year 6 and KS3-5. From £100
Aspiring CAD Designer
Students receive 6 hours hands-on experience on professional design software. Comprising a series of lessons to model a gearbox, increasing the complexity, and introducing new techniques at each stage. Certificates of Achievement are provided on completion. Extra modules can be added for students who wish to explore this topic in greater depth.
Suitable for: KS3 to KS5. From £240
Race Vehicle Design and Build
In this flexible workshop students get a minimum 20-hours help with the design and build of a gravity racer, a human-powered buggy or trike, or a Greenpower 24V car to race in national championships. We’ll help you purchase parts at competitive prices; provide free consumables; lend specialist tools; and support students, staff, and technicians wherever it adds most value. Additional hours will be needed, and costs will be incurred for materials. Call 01825 761890 for details.
Suitable for: KS3 to KS5. From £1,000
A set of plans to enable your school or club to build a pedal-, electric-, or downhill-racer. Including parts lists, supplier info, and useful links to design and engineering resources. See our Construction Plans download for details and pricing.
Engineering / STEM support
Support for an engineering or STEM workshop or project. Maybe we can help solve a problem; offer advice on your Greenpower car; help you to deliver an activity; or meet the class and judge a competition. Let us know what you need and we’ll cost a package tailored to you.
Suitable for all Key Stages. From £35