Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT Education - schools and groups

Day Visits

Why visit CAT?

We offer fun, facts and stimulating ideas, and cover various aspects of your curriculum, particularly in science, technology and geography for any level from infants to postgraduates.

What kind of group are you?

School & College - From nursery to KS5 and FE, we offer tuition sessions, workshops, guided tours and residential visits adaptable to your specific subject needs. All of our tuition is based on the fulfillment of ESD(and GC in Wales) Education for Sustainable Development (and Global Citizenship in Wales) in the national curriculum. Core subjects for a visit to CAT are Science, Technology and Geography and Welsh Bacc, including very successful tuition for a wide variety of other areas.

University – Specialist lectures and tours for under and post-graduate levels include: Renewable energy systems, sustainable building, green design, climate change, wind power, water power, solar energy, impacts of electricity generation, organic growing, sewage systems, reedbeds, reducing your ecological impact, Zero Carbon Futures 

Of particular interest may be the zerocarbonbritain2030 sessions which take a holistic view of the energy scenario of the UK, and work from a solutions-focused perspective to develop a sustainable energy scenario for a zero carbon Britain in 2030.

Youth Group – We offer practical and theoretical activities, guided tours, residential accommodation for longer trips to explore the local area, and the chance to experience renewable energy and sustainable living in context. Please take a look at the schools/colleges tuition list for inspiration, we can always adapt sessions to your needs.

– We welcome groups of adults from all backgrounds. Please get in touch to talk to us about what we can offer your particular group.

"The children and the staff found the experience informative, thought provoking and extremely enjoyable.  I must commend the Centre staff for the knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to interact with the children, all these aspects were exceptional."
Assistant Headteacher, Cardiff School, visit Summer 2010.

Small bursaries may be available if you are struggling to meet the cost of your visit. Please speak to a member of the education team for more details.

Bursary fund for Welsh schools in STEM subjects in 2016/2017

A great opportunity for KS 3, 4 and 5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) groups in Wales with bursaries covering activities on energy, travel, tuition and entry.

Read more here

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