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Settings Other Than Schools (SOTS) Placement from York St John University

We are currently partners of York St John University supporting trainee teachers on their Education courses. If you are a student on one of these courses, visit our Settings Other Than Schools Placements page to find out more.

INSET and CPD Opportunities

We offer various INSET and CPD opportunities for teaching staff throughout the year, on a variety of history and archaeology topics.

We do not currently have any upcoming dates for our next CPD opportunities but we are currently exploring ways to offer these sessions online. Sign up to our Learning mailing list to be the first to hear about our upcoming offers.

Teacher Feedback

Have you visited JORVIK with your school group? Fill in our feedback form and help us improve our Learning Services.

Education Projects

Discover our recent education projects such as our annual JORVIK Viking Festival schools project and much more. Visit our Education Projects page to find out more and contact our Reservations Team if you would be interested in being involved with an upcoming project.



The Sheldon Memorial Trust Schools Competition: Vikings in your Classroom!

The Sheldon Memorial Trust has teamed up with York Archaeological Trust to present a unique opportunity: a prize worth £1000 for a primary school in York and its environs to explore York’s history. This package of learning activities and resources will equip and encourage learners to think about the lasting transformation of the city by its Viking settlers and their descendants, using the expertise of the YAT team and its JORVIK Viking Centre.

You will receive:

  • A series of bespoke virtual outreach sessions, hosted by a member of our expert Viking team
  • The use of a Viking loan box, packed with replica items and notes to guide you in their interpretation and use
  • A set of crafting resources for you to keep, so that your learners can have a go at some Viking-era crafts for themselves
  • A collection of Viking fiction titles by top children’s authors, to supplement the Viking content of your school library!

To be in with a chance of winning, tell us your top three questions about the Vikings of York.
You can do this with letters, drawings, or even a video: your class might enjoy role-playing some aspects of life from Viking times! The class with the most creative and persuasive approach will be the winner.

We advise that AV submissions do not run to more than 5 minutes and that written submissions are no more than 1000 words in total. This may mean that a collaborative piece (e.g. a single letter or poster created by a whole class) might be more suitable for your class.

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2021.

Terms and Conditions

Selection of the winning submission will be made by a representative of the Sheldon Memorial Trust and the staff of the Interpretation and Engagement department of The JORVIK Group. No correspondence will be entered into.

The Sheldon Memorial Trust Schools Competition is open to schools inside the City of York and schools within a 20-mile radius of the city centre.

The prize awarded is non-transferable, and exact content, timings, date and method of delivery will be determined in liaison with the winner by the Interpretation and Engagement department of the JORVIK Group.

The closing date for the receipt of submissions is 31st December 2021. This may be altered at the discretion of the JORVIK Group Interpretation and Engagement department. We cannot guarantee the return of submissions.

If you have any questions about how to take part, please contact Frances Bennett, Interpretation and Engagement Manager, via