Virtual learning

Our Learning & Skills Coordinators have been busy redesigning our most popular activities so that we can offer them as virtual workshops.

Learning & Skills Coordinator, Claire, delivering a virtual water safety workshop

All of our virtual workshops can be adapted for KS1 or KS2 and from 30 – 90 minutes to fit your timetable. All sessions are for a class at a time, but we are very happy to do multiple sessions. Find out what's available in your area below. 

North West

Water safety

Information, advice and engaging activities to develop pupils knowledge of water safety. Children Learn to spot dangers around canals and rivers, how to react in an emergency and to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge). Plus all pupils taking part will receive a free printed water safety booklet. 

Local Canal History

Sing, shout and stomp your way through this interactive workshop on your local canal. Learn how and why it was built, discuss local industry and how the arrival of the canal shaped the landscape.

Class Q&A

Join the Learning & Skills team for a Q&A session, a great way to kickstart a new topic or consolidate learning. Children can prepare questions in advance to ask our experts!

Teacher’s Q&A

Do you need help planning a new topic or want to know more about our learning programme? Our Learning & Skills Coordinators are available to help. Book a 30-minute teacher’s Q&A slot. 

How to book

To book simply complete our online enquiry form. Select virtual workshop and use the other information section to let us know your requirements. Got a question? We've put together a list of our FAQs on virtual sessions here.

Yorkshire & North East

Water safety

Information, advice and engaging activities to develop pupils knowledge of water safety. Children Learn to spot dangers around canals and rivers, how to react in an emergency and to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge). Plus all pupils taking part will receive a free printed water safety booklet.

Flooding and rivers

To tie in with your rivers topic we have put together an online session about flooding – why it happens, the impacts & what we can do about it. The session can be tailored to your local area so it brings in real examples and places that your pupils might recognise. This is an interactive session where we ask pupils to get involved, make up a grab bag, measure how high floods have come up the wall and think about what they can do to help people affected by flooding.

Tees Barrage virtual visit

We'll bring the barrage to you! Find out what it does, how it works and take a tour of the control room! You'll learn about key features of the River Tees too. Learn more about Tees Barrage here

Local history & the Industrial Revolution

This workshop can be adapted to your local area to focus on the industry and places that were important. We can also link to settlements, rivers or transport & if you have a canal nearby we include a session about how and why canals were built. We encourage pupils to get involved and share ideas so that the workshop is interactive.

Class Q&A

Join the Learning & Skills team for a Q&A session, a great way to kickstart a new topic or consolidate learning. Children can prepare questions in advance to ask our experts!

How to book

To book simply complete our online enquiry form. Select virtual workshop and use the other information section to let us know your requirements. Got a question? We've put together a list of our FAQs on virtual sessions here.

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the flooding workshop today. The kids really enjoyed it, using words like ‘epic’ and it was great how you personalised it for our school as it really helped the children to understand.

Teacher Plover School, Doncaster

East Midlands 

Water safety

Information, advice and engaging activities to develop pupils knowledge of water safety. Children Learn to spot dangers around canals and rivers, how to react in an emergency and to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge). Plus all pupils taking part will receive a free printed water safety booklet.

Teacher’s Q&A

Do you need help planning a new topic or want to know more about our learning programme? Our Learning & Skills Coordinators are available to help. Book a 30-minute teacher’s Q&A slot.

Class Q&A

Join the Learning & Skills team for a Q&A session, a great way to kickstart a new topic or consolidate learning. Children can prepare questions in advance to ask our experts!

How to book

To book simply complete our online enquiry form. Select virtual workshop and use the other information section to let us know your requirements. Got a question? We've put together a list of our FAQs on virtual sessions here

West Midlands

Water safety

Information, advice and engaging activities to develop pupils knowledge of water safety. Children Learn to spot dangers around canals and rivers, how to react in an emergency and to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge). Plus all pupils taking part will receive a free printed water safety booklet.

Class Q&A

Join the Learning & Skills team for a Q&A session, a great way to kickstart a new topic or consolidate learning. Children can prepare questions in advance to ask our experts!

How to book

To book simply complete our online enquiry form. Select virtual workshop and use the other information section to let us know your requirements. Got a question? We've put together a list of our FAQs on virtual sessions here

Wales & South West

Water safety

Information, advice and engaging activities to develop pupils knowledge of water safety. Children Learn to spot dangers around canals and rivers, how to react in an emergency and to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge). Plus all pupils taking part will receive a free printed water safety booklet.

Local history & the Industrial Revolution

This workshop can be adapted to your local area to focus on the industry and places that were important. We can also link to settlements, rivers or transport & if you have a canal nearby we include a session about how and why canals were built. We encourage pupils to get involved and share ideas so that the workshop is interactive.

Class Q&A

Join the Learning & Skills team for a Q&A session, a great way to kickstart a new topic or consolidate learning. Children can prepare questions in advance to ask our experts!

How to book

To book simply complete our online enquiry form. Select virtual workshop and use the other information section to let us know your requirements. Got a question? We've put together a list of our FAQs on virtual sessions here.

London & South East

Water safety

Information, advice and engaging activities to develop pupils knowledge of water safety. Children Learn to spot dangers around canals and rivers, how to react in an emergency and to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge). Plus all pupils taking part will receive a free printed water safety booklet.

How to book

To book simply complete our online enquiry form. Select virtual workshop and use the other information section to let us know your requirements. Got a question? We've put together a list of our FAQs on virtual sessions here.