Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT Education - schools and groups


What CAT has to offer your subject

"Highly recommended to encourage your students to think of different methods of reducing the human impact on the planet"

- Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Dolgellau

"Many thanks for your help in organising the visit - which was most definitely worthwhile.The group enjoyed the guided tour, seeing all the different technologies in action … the practical tasks in the afternoon. Useful and pertinent to their unit of work for the  WJEC GCSE Climate Change unit"

- Iona Thomas Ysgol Bodeden, Anglesey July 2016


CAT educational activities link to core curriculum subjects including STEM, Geography, Biology, Global Citizenship and Welsh Baccalaureate.

We also deliver teacher training in Educating for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship for teachers of a range of subjects, focusing on how different subjects can be related to ESDGC.



Bursary fund for North Welsh schools and colleges booking STEM tuition.  Relevant for STEM subjects including Welsh Bacc and Geography

A great opportunity for KS 3, 4 and 5 pupils and teachers in  North Wales to apply for a subsidised day or residential visit to CAT for  bursaries contributing towards  travel, tuition and entry.

Upper KS2 Year 6 now  also qualify for the bursary ( see criteria below)

'It was a really valuable day that allowed them to see their STEM subjects working alongside their Bacc, this is a fantastic step forward for us.' Eirias High School Conwy. Funded visit 2015

Learning at CAT Great news!  Due to the success of the initial grant we've been allocated further funds which are  available to apply for in 2017.

All schools and colleges with year 6-13 pupils in North Wales can book a subsidised  visit to CAT and will be eligible for FREE tuition and entry to CAT.  Travel costs may also be partially covered.

This offer is on a first come first served basis with limited funds so we advise you to  get in touch as soon as possible to take advantage of this special offer.

Funded by Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for North Wales

Contact Gabrielle Ashton on 01654 705983 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or read more about the tuition we offer here


Study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at CAT.

At CAT we offer day and residential visits with a diverse range of practical and theoretical activities which can be adapted to tie in with STEM curricula.

Providing education to pupils of all ages for over thirty years, CAT complements all STEM subjects with a solutions-focused perspective on climate change, global poverty, finite resources and biodiversity loss.

  • Sustainable design
  • Renewable energy
  • The Dyfi Biosphere
  • Zerocarbonbritain2030

Putting energy, the environment and sustainability into context with a visit to CAT, could open doors for STEM learners who may not respond well to traditional classroom methods. Not only would students have a unique opportunity to gain essential skills and knowledge for the future but also to interact with a community consciously creating a more ecologically sound future through cooperation, understanding and education.

‘We really had an awesome time.
The success was so big that our members are asking for only one thing: MORE TRIPS!
We will definitely come back and until then keep up the good work because CAT is amazing!’
Engineers Without Borders – Cardiff University

For more information and to book your visit contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01654 705 983. Please mention your interest in STEM when responding.

Please note, all residential visits are for a minimum of two nights.


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STEM - study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at CAT