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Outreach and Virtual Outreach

Invite costumed characters into your classroom with a full range of artefacts and resources and discover what life was like living in that era.

Outreach

If your school is less than fifty miles from York, our outreach service offers you the opportunity to invite characters from Viking or Tudor England into your classroom.

Using a range of artefacts, resources and activities, our interactive learning hosts will help your class discover how life was different in the past and they can cover a range of themes, including trading, home life, battles, beliefs, clothing, games and medicine.

After making your outreach booking, you will be contacted by a member of the Learning Team who will help you to choose a selection of the various optional activities to be included in your session.

All outreach sessions start at £175 for up to 40 children. For more information about booking an outreach session, please download our handy teachers’ guide to outreach here. To place a booking, call or email our schools reservations team on 01904 615505 or groups@yorkat.co.uk. Please bear in mind that the team are currently exceptionally busy – thank you for your patience.

Virtual Outreach

Wherever you are in the world, you can invite a character from history into the classroom with our Virtual Outreach sessions.

Your students can spend 45 minutes discovering what life was like in the Viking Age. View a variety of artefacts, hear tales of Viking travels and then put your own prepared questions to our Viking settler.

Each virtual outreach session costs £50 and uses the Skype video-conferencing platform. You will need to set up a Skype account and check with your IT team that you can make calls to accounts outside of the schools network. Skype can be downloaded for FREE here: www.skype.com

For more information about booking a virtual outreach session, please download our handy teachers’ guide to virtual outreach here. To place a booking, call or email our schools reservations team on 01904 615505 or groups@yorkat.co.uk. Please bear in mind that the team are currently exceptionally busy – thank you for your patience.

We know that you might be looking for more virtual content for your future lesson plans, so we’re working on expanding our existing digital learning programme. We’d be grateful if you could take this 1 minute survey – your answers will help us plan a enhanced programme with topics, formats and technology to suit you.