Try a bespoke virtual tour

Take a live 90-minute bespoke guided tour of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth – the UK’s largest aquarium – from the comfort of your classroom.

Join a member of the education team and encounter charismatic wildlife from around the British coast, then move on to the Atlantic Ocean and Blue Planet exhibits where you’ll meet turtles, stingrays, sharks and more.

All tours are linked to the science curriculum and you’ll also receive post-tour lesson plans and downloadable resources. £120 per class.

Find out more here.

Listen to stories

Take a virtual front row seat at The Story Museum in Oxford for ‘Stories From The Woodshed’, a weekly online series aimed at children in KS2, featuring some of the UK’s most celebrated storytellers.

Each week, a different story is uploaded to the museum’s YouTube channel. Children will learn how stories travel and take on different forms over time.

Watch the videos for free here.

Tour a castle

Take a 360° virtual tour of Colchester Castle’s Roman vaults with an expert guide then explore a museum loans box (pick-up required) featuring a mix of replica and real Roman artefacts. Goodie bags for each child are also included.

Learn about water safety

Book a free interactive virtual workshop to develop children’s knowledge of water safety. Each workshop is delivered by staff or volunteers from the Canal & River Trust team. It’s suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Watch an author talk

Not been able to host any authors this year? Attend the Stratford Literary Festival from your classroom by watching exclusive free videos from authors including Michael Rosen, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Sita Brahmachari instead.

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