FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & USEFUL FORMS
ND23 SCHOOL GROUPS
For every 10 school group tickets purchased (£10 per ticket), receive two free tutor tickets.
School group booking tickets admit entry only on entry time slots on Schools Days from 11am to 3pm on Thursday and Friday in both Week 1 and Week 2.
To enquire about a group booking for your school fill in our pre-booking form here and someone from SEE Tickets will be in touch to confirm and process your booking.
Please note there is no coach parking at the BDC. Please drop school children near the front of the BDC to allow the school party to enter the Show via the visitor entrance point.
Immediate Live Ltd and the Business Design Centre have Health & Safety Policies and produce Show specific risk assessments for the protection of visitors, exhibitors, venue staff, contractors, disabled persons, security and organising staff. You can download a copy of our Visiting Schools – Risk Assessment Plan below.
It is the responsibility of the School to produce their own risk assessment plan for the Schools Day Visit to New Designers. This risk assessment should include the journey to and from the venue as well as attendance at the event. Teachers should take into consideration the type of group they are taking and any risks specific to them. For example, age, disabilities etc. Controls should then be put in place to reduce or eradicate these risks.
School uniform (where applicable) must be worn at all times and serve two purposes: a) in case of an emergency, officials are able to contact the teacher/head of group without delay; b) Exhibitors must be able to identify any individual/s who is/are under- 18, in case the nature of their exhibit in unsuitable.
Once inside the Show, the teacher/head of group is responsible for encouraging and managing acceptable and responsible behaviour within their school party and for dealing with any anti-social and unacceptable behaviour. Given the nature of the Show, any students seen misbehaving or causing unacceptable disturbances to the other Show guests will be asked to leave and not invited back in future years. Full code of conduct is listed below.
All parties have a ‘DUTY OF CARE’ to ensure the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others for the duration of the Show. The attending school should recognise and accept this responsibility, and must undertake so far as is reasonably practicable to inform the organiser’s office as quickly as possible, if a child is found to be missing. This can be done either by going to the organiser’s office or by contacting a member of the security team. The name, age, last known whereabouts, what the child is wearing and details of any special needs should be given at this time.
A pupil-teacher ratio of two adults for every 10 pupils is advised to facilitate close supervision. Teachers/Head of Groups are responsible for the supervision of their students at all times throughout their visit to the Show.
Please brief your students on all procedures such as separation from the group, the whereabouts of medical facilities, location of the organiser’s office, time and location to meet at the end of the visit and general do’s & don’ts.
Many children have mobile telephones and it would be wise to take a list of their mobile numbers so that the teacher/head of group can contact them directly if they become separated or are late. It is also advisable for the students to be given the teacher/head of group’s mobile number for the same reasons. Please ask your students to switch off their mobile phones during the talks session.
You can book onto talks and workshops in advanced here. All talks and workshops a free with general admission tickets. Sessions run on a drop-in basis but it is advised to book in advance to reserve enough spaces for your school group. We recommend that you arrive at the talks theatre or workshop space 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the Show. If your school’s arrival at the Show is arranged to coincide with the commencement of the theatre session, please allow up to 30 minutes to gain access to the appropriate area.
Please be aware that photography, audio & video recording may occur at New Designers. By entering the venue ticket holders consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as visitors attending the Show, and consent to their image and/or recording of them being used in any future marketing material created by Immediate Live or its partners.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Once inside the Show, the teacher/head of group is responsible for encouraging and managing acceptable and responsible behaviour within their school party and for dealing with any anti-social and unacceptable behaviour. Given the nature of the Show, any students seen misbehaving or causing unacceptable disturbances to the other Show guests will be asked to leave and not invited back in future years.
We ask you communicate to your students that they follow the below code of conduct: