Virtual School Tours
Trying to plan this year’s school tour? Thinking about a virtual tour option? Looking for a way to leave the classroom without stepping outside? Whether it’s looking for content to create your own virtual experience or a readymade tour, EPIC has you covered.
EPIC’s range of facilitator and teacher lead resources including virtual workshops, VR Tour with work sheets and downloadable History at Home packs, perfect for any virtual school tour or in class experience.
EPIC offers a range of private workshops for individual classes. Below are our range of workshops that can be booked on a time and date that suits your class, giving the opportunity to include them as part of your virtual school tour experience.
Suitable for Junior to 1st class
Meet some of the museum’s famous characters in a fun, interactive storytelling workshop. These sessions are full of fun activities such as singing, drawing, mathematics and sensory exploration. Workshops are available on a range of topics such as Pirates, Explorers, Astronauts and Aviators. Tiny Tots is suitable for Junior Infants to 1st class students.
Tiny Tots Space
Climb aboard your rocket and leave the world behind in this galactic adventure with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, all from the comfort of your classroom. All you need is your imagination to take part, along with some crayons and paper to bring the story to life!
Tiny Tots Explorers
Meet famous Irish explorers Ernest Shackleton and Nellie Bly, as they journey around the world, in this fun, engaging storytelling workshop. Visit amazing sites, train for your adventure and make new animal friends all before returning home to tell your tail.
Tiny Tots Aviators
Join iconic WWII fighter pilot Spitfire Paddy or record breaking aviator Lady Mary Heath in a high flying adventure, full of daring escapades. Go cloud spotting, count flying geese, decipher secret codes, evade capture, and escape storms, before landing safely back home again.
Tiny Tots Pirates
Ahoy, me hearties! Join Irish pirates Anne Bonney and William Lamport, the inspiration for the infamous Zorro, as they sail the seven seas. Discover history in a fun and charming way alongside your class as they engage in a whole host of arts, sensory and mathematics tasks.
Suitable for 2nd to 6th class
EPIC Explorers is designed to enhance the courageous mind with workshops dedicated to Antarctic Explorers, Coding, Women’s history, Space Exploration, the Famine and a special school tours explorers workshop. EPIC Explorers is suitable for 2nd to 6th class students.
Our ‘Emigrants Suitcase’ workshop highlights SESE curriculum-specific topics, exploring the Irish Famine through the eyes of those that experienced it. Step into the shoes of Famine emigrants including Isabella McDougall and Thomas Quinn using a collection of objects and supporting materials. Learn all about life on board a coffin ship, and take part in a range of activities such as debating, creative writing, drama and art.
Our virtual Techxibit workshop merges the past with the future, exploring fascinating history with amazing new tech! Digital technology has become one of the most powerful tools of our generation and ‘TECHXIBIT’ encourages students to combine STEM, Culture, and Heritage through a hands-on coding workshop for beginners. Using scratch, students will create their own virtual museum using famous Irish emigrates that feature in EPIC as their content and inspiration.
Antarctic Adventure Workshop
In this workshop, students will explore the Polar regions, discovering some fascinating real life facts along the way and what it’s really like to live in the polar extremes. Students will then take part in a series of experiments to explore snow and see if we have what it takes to be part of Irish Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s crew! Students will just need their imagination and some paper and crayons to take part.
Women’s History Workshop
Our ‘Women’s History’ Poster Making or Illustration workshops look at how emigration allowed many Irish women access to opportunities that just weren’t available on Irish shores. These workshops explore their fascinating stories through a creative output such as poster making or illustration. Choose which workshop would be more interesting to your class and learn about fascinating Irish women who excelled in all areas, such as the arts, science, technology, business and sport.
Space Explorers Workshop
Escape the confines of the classroom and follow in the moonwalk of Irish space experts like Neil Armstrong and Eileen Collins in this interactive space workshop. First, we’ll discover some fascinating real life space-milestones and inspiring stories of Irish astronauts, before taking part in a series of tasks, such as designing space suits and a space experiment. All students need is their imagination – and some paper – to take part! This workshop is designed to get students engaging with history in a fun, creative way.
Around the World with Nellie Bly
Ignite the imaginations of your class in this engaging interactive storytelling workshop featuring the tale of suffragist and revolutionary investigative journalist Nellie Bly, who in 1889, travelled the world in just 72 days. Using a mix of storytelling, quizzes, and simple drawing and sensory tasks, your class will explore the Primary history curriculum strands, the changing roles of women in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the history of exploration.
Full School Tour Experience:
Tiny Tots and EPIC Explorers
To make things as easy as possible for schools, EPIC has combined our Tiny Tots and EPIC Explorers together to create a special virtual tour package that will get the whole school involved.
Including a Tiny Tots and two EPIC Explorers workshops, our full tour experience can either be delivered over 1 day or over a number of days to make sure all students can get involved and enjoy.
For each session your class is able to choose between 2 of our exciting themed workshops.
- For Tiny Tots: choose between Aviators or Explorers workshops
- For 2nd-4th classes EPIC Explorers session: choose between Antarctic or Female Explorers
- For 5th-6th classes EPIC Explorers session: choose between Space Explorers or Women’s History Poster workshop