Virtually Off the Page enables us to continue enriching your children’s learning – virtually. When school closures mean our workshops can’t go ahead, or children are learning remotely, Virtually Off the Page allows them to continue enjoying our unique and engaging learning experience.
How does it work?
A virtual companion to Off the Page’s full-day workshops, Virtually Off the Page incorporates an individual activities box for each child, accompanied by a pre-recorded video led by one of our qualified teachers. The video provides a historical narrative for the workshop, researched and developed by our teachers, and guides the children through each of the activities.
The workshop video is hosted on YouTube and the link can be shared directly with the children, embedded in a remote learning platform like Google Classroom or shown over video conferencing software. Teachers can guide children through the workshop, or children can work on it remotely with their parents or guardians.
Additional teaching time is available as an optional add-on to purchase alongside your virtual workshop. This live teaching is provided through video conferencing software at a time that suits the group and provides an opportunity to extend and enhance learning further. For example, a live Q&A session might take place, or our teachers could share historical artefacts.
Explore our timeline
Our virtual workshops make great companions to our other history workshops as they have different storylines, meaning you can enjoy a brand new experience even if you’ve taken part in one of our workshops before.
Discover our virtual workshops by exploring our timeline of topics and clicking on an era or theme to learn more. We are always open to new suggestions too, so if you don’t see a topic you’d like us to cover, get in touch.
Virtually Off the Page is an electronic companion to Off the Page’s full-day workshops (we do still offer in-school workshops, too, when schools are open). It incorporates an individual activities box for each child in a class/group, accompanied by a pre-recorded video. The video provides a narrative for the workshop – led by one of OTP’s qualified teachers – and guides the children through each of the activities.