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Key Stage 2-3 Fairgrounds

Duration: 1.5 Hours            Focus: Mechanical Systems            Capacity: 35 students            Cost: £35+ VAT  per session

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This workshop develops an understanding of mechanical systems and how they can be driven by electricity. It makes direct links between design & technology, literacy and history.



  • To understand how gears and pulleys work
  • To investigate fairground rides through a visit, a handling collection and the use of ICT
  • To design, make and evaluate a product that considers the needs and interests of the user


Associated Resources

Project Planner

Linking to the D&T Association resources   Projects on a Page



Understanding Fairgrounds PowerPoint      


Post Visit Resources

Worksheet 1: Investigating Mechanisms

Design, Make and Evaluate Assignment PowerPoint

User Questionnaire

Worksheet: My Pitch


Please note: Due to the construction of our brand new development, BCLM: Forging Ahead, our fairground is temporarily closed. 


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Did you know?

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Charles Burrell & Son supplied 6 engines fitted with cranes to the War Department. During World War 1 they operated 24 hours a day.

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