The D&T Roadshow

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See the full list of dates & venues & book your place Tickets £80 (includes VAT)

General information about The D&T Roadshows 

  • The D&T Roadshows are our largest events and are more of a mini conference than a course with the aim of bringing D&T teachers together to celebrate D&T with the chance to learn, play and network at the same time. Tickets £80 (includes VAT).
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  • The D&T Roadshows are a low cost event with the aim of supporting teachers whose schools have a limited budget or who are funding themselves. The course is usually on a Saturday because of the need to access several D&T spaces to accommodate the number of delegates.
  • The events are led by Paul and Julie Boyd who between them have extensive experience in education and in industry.
  • The day has an informal relaxed atmosphere with a ‘light touch’ approach that focuses on hands on activities that teach theory through practical work. 
  • As well as being packed with practical activities there is also a small display of ideas & inspiration.
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  • All D&T Roadshows include materials to carry out the practical activities as well as supporting electronic resources. There are also prizes, small giveaways & goodie bags to take home. 
  • Timings for all D&T Roadshows are from 10.30am - 3.15pm.
  • The day is suitable for anyone who is based in a school working with young people in D&T including teachers, technicians, teaching assistants and trainees. 
  • Note that tea & coffee are provided but delegates must bring their own lunch and additional refreshments.
  • The course travels around the country with new content for each academic year. 
  • Some D&T Roadshow focus on all D&T material areas and some focus just on textiles (but are also suitable for non specialists). This is because the Roadshow started out as a textiles event and it already has a big following. Full details of the specific content for both the all materials event, as well as the textiles one, is listed below. 
  • Note that the D&T Roadshow is a different event to the D&T Roadshow Plus. Whilst there are some similarities and cross overs these are different types of events with different content so it is relevant for delegates to attend both events. 
  • See the full list of dates & venues & book your place Tickets £80 (includes VAT)


D&T Roadshow that focuses on all materials - more information on the content 

Please read the general information above about the D&T Roadshow. Below is an outline of the content for the D&T Roadshow that focuses on all D&T material areas. 

  • This D&T Roadshow with an all materials focus is relevant to all D&T material areas, including textiles, even though there is a separate Roadshow with specific textiles content. It is suitable for both specialists and non specialists. Whilst there may be some cross over between the all materials and textiles D&T Roadshows the overall content will be different so is is relevant for delegates to attend both.
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  • A full outline of the 2018 - 2019 events will be posted here soon but tickets can now be booked for some events. 
  • Dates for the all materials focus D&T Roadshows include: 
    3rd November 2018, London 
    8th December 2018, Nottingham
    15th December 2018, Liverpool

See the full list of dates & venues & book your place Tickets £80 (includes VAT)


D&T Roadshow that focuses on textiles - more information on the content

Please read the general information about the D&T Roadshow at the top of this page. This section lists content specific to the D&T Roadshow that focuses on textiles.

  • The D&T Roadshow originally started out with a textiles focus, and this is now a well established event with lots of regular followers, which is why a Roadshow with a textiles focus will continue alongside the newer all materials event. It will be relevant for delegates to attend both events, as whilst there might be some cross over, the overall content will be different. 
Textiles Roadshow
  • A full outline of the 2018 - 2019 events will be posted here soon but tickets can now be booked for some events. 
  • The video below show a previous D&T Roadshow that had a textiles specific focus
  • Dates for the textiles focus D&T Roadshows include: 
    17th November 2018, Nottingham 
    1st December 2018, Nottingham
    26th January 2019, Liverpool

See the full list of dates & venues & book your place 

Tickets £80 (includes VAT)


What do delegates say about The D&T Roadshow?

It was great - the message about multi materials was strong and inspiring. 

Absolutely fantastic course, enjoyed it all and am brimming with ideas. Excited rather than concerned about delivering the materials content. 

Amazing course. Love the short, sharp tasks and time to play. Loved the applying of other materials outside my experience too. 

It was such a brilliant day and I’m going away feeling inspired. A really well organised day. 

Really great price considering the time, materials, content and inspiration. 

Exceeded my expectations. I’m buzzing with ideas to take back to my school. I’ve had a fantastic day!

The underlying message of positivity was encouraging. 

[attended] as a nervous RM 'specialist' trying to get some inspiration for delivering the Textiles content of the new spec. I'm now absolutely buzzing! Well resourced and very, very useful, I'm very glad I went. If you get the chance to attend - do.

A great low cost informative course with plenty of ideas to take back to school.

It was more relevant to me as a non specialist Product Design teacher than I expected. 

Lots of ideas and opportunity to actually use them.

Really fantastic to have an affordable course on a Saturday. 

Great combination of workshops. Fantastic affordable course.

Made me feel more confident with those pesky bits of the curriculum! So many links and ways to combine materials. I was worried about levers and mechanisms but now I have textiles equipment examples which will help me explain things. 


How to book this course

This is one of our independent courses so it is booked directly via us. It is essential you read the terms and conditions before booking the course.

See the full list of dates & venues & book your place Tickets £80 (includes VAT)


Roadshow ticket price

The Roadshow started off as a small event local to where we live but over the years it has grown way beyond our expectations with events running nationally. The cost has remained the same for nearly 7 years but it is no longer cost effective to run it for this price, particularly given the practical nature of the course. The increase in price not only enables us to continue running the events but it also allows us to roll out new venues, including those that might attract lower numbers in less accessible areas. The new £80 price is based on feedback from past delegates who were asked to identify a fee they felt was a fair reflection of the content, whilst still be affordable for schools with a low budget or for delegates who want to pay for themselves. 


Thank you to companies who sponsor the D&T Roadshow







What’s the difference between a D&T Roadshow & a D&T Roadshow Plus?

Whilst there are some similarities and cross overs between the D&T Roadshow and the D&T Roadshow Plus they are different types of events and the content will be different so it is relevant for delegates to attend both events. Find out more about D&T Roadshow Plus events. 


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