Welcome to Yorkshire Videoconferencing and Online learning

Ever wished your pupils could learn about the Vikings by meeting up with a Jorvik Viking? Develop mathematical thinking by seeing Sherlock Holmes in action or take part in a Mathbuster competition? Put their modern foreign language skills to good use by participating in the YorkshireVISION Song Contest? We can link you with famous literary characters and historical figures from the past, present and even the future to take part in interactive contests and activities , all from the familiar setting of your own classroom.

Using simple technologies you are able to take your pupils on a virtual educational visit, never having to leave the comfort of your classroom and this could be using little more than your broadband connection and a webcam or a class based videoconference system.

It's not just for your students - How about using VC for teacher to teacher CPD , cluster meetings or those Monday morning meetings between federated schools or take part in an online CPD session. With no more travelling to and from CPD sessions or rushing back for the next teaching session we can do it all over the internet - it's quicker easier and much less stressful.

All our virtual visits and online workshops are organised and delivered by qualified teachers, trainers and educational specialists who are experts in eLearning.

Take a look around the site, you will find all you need from hosting, support, curriculum sessions and hardware.

online workshops
To support the IT Curriculum YorkshireVC run on-line workshops for teachers and support staff. Subjects include:

Most on-line workshops are run after school and all you will need is a computer connected to the internet with speakers.

Getting started with Videoconferencing

This FREE online session is the perfect introduction to anyone new to using videoconference in the classroom. All you will need as a minimum is a web cam and PC computer connected to the internet or a H323 compliant endpoint.

Next Session Thursday 16th November 2017

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Marks and Spencer

M&S Virtual Outreach Workshops

3 FREE to schools new sessions - Meet the M&S Founder Michael Marks and hear his fascinating story, or chat to his son Simon Marks, known as the Retail Revolutionary, and find out how he led M&S through two World Wars and into the swinging 60s or You can also join us for a M&S Time Traveller and whirl through over 130 years of food and fashion history, discovering some mystery objects along the way.

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Wednesday 20th December 2017

1.00pm to 3.00pm GMT for UK

2.pm to 4pm ET for USA

Cost : Free to schools booked on a live visit with Santa

There’s nothing like a jolly Christmas sing-song to put Santa in a festive mood, and this year Santa has agreed to host his very own singing contest for 10 lucky schools. Have your children got what it takes to impress Santa and win?

This extra special session is EXCLUSIVELY available to schools that have booked one of our Visit to Lapland sessions for 2017, and best of all … IT’S COMPLETELY FREE!! (subject to booking a Santa Visit) ...

Spelling V C Bee

Coming soon ..

Do your children think they have what it takes to become our Ultimate Speller? Find out in our Spelling VCBee video conference.

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coming to you

YorkshireVC can come to you. How about a school CPD session on the new IT Curriculum or we can work with your staff and students on a particular project or programming day.

Programming day at a local school

Jorvik Viking

Proving to be a very popular visitor - Students can journey back in time to the tenth century and spend 45 minutes in the company of a Viking at home in the city of Jorvik.  Hear them talk about their daily life, their overseas adventures, their beliefs and much more besides.


Tuesday 13th March 2018

Cost £40

Programming Course

See some of the children's work from one of our online python programming workshops HERE

Granny Island

Granny Island

Link up live with Grannie Island the character from the Mairi Hedderwick books Katie Morag and talk about the goings on, on the fictional Scottish Island of Struay.

Sessions can also be booked and delivered on demand. Read more..

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... Yorkshire VC are delighted to be partners in this exciting afternoon where 10 primary schools will be linking up together to perform a Christmas-themed song in front of Santa. Each school performs one song, and if you want to impress why not put on a real show by dressing up, including dance or actions, or even incorporate musical instruments.

Naturally it wouldn’t be Santa without a present, so as well as performing, each school votes for their favourite acts, with the overall winner being crowned the Sing a Song for Santa Winner and earning themselves a special Christmas prize!


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Visit Grannie Island with YorkshireVC

Sessions available on demand

Virtual Visits with Queen Victoria - Next Session Friday 3rd November 2017

Sessions available on demand

New for 2017 EXCLUSIVELY available to schools that have booked one of our Visit to Lapland sessions for 2017, and best of all … IT’S COMPLETELY FREE!!

Pre-history with YorkshireVC

Pre-history with the Dales Countryside Museum - On Demand

Marks and Spencer Time Travellers

Sessions on demand - FREE to schools - contact us to book

The Barefoot Computing Programme

Supported by the Department for Education, The FREE Barefoot Programme aims to support primary school educators to deliver the computing curriculum, helping young people become confident ‘computational thinkers’, in order to enrich their career options and life choices.

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Sessions can be delivered over VC contact info@yorkshirevc.co.uk


Please contact us for any further information or if you would like to discuss a future project.

Email: info@yorkshirevc.co.uk
Tel: 01757 707251


For any support issues you can contact us on our Support Ticket System


YorkshireVC is a not for profit organisation managed by Andrew Lickley – eLearning and Collaborative Technologies Consultant

Join us via videoconference on a historical journey through pre-history. Spend 45 minutes with our costumed bronze age presenter/archaeologist  to investigate some of the artefacts discovered in the Yorkshire Dales and hear how they lived in this beautiful part of the country. This session can be used as an introduction to a pre history topic or as a reinforcement lesson during it.  Let us know if there’s a particular area or subject you would like us to cover. Sessions can be arranged at a time convenient to you. This session is delivered in partnership with the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, North Yorkshire.


Merry Christmas – A selection from Sant’a gallery

We’re Open To Ideas

As well as the wide range of VC opportunities we currently offer, here at YorkshirevVC we have access to a number of subject experts from teaching, museums and industry ready to deliver alongside our regular character actors live into your classroom using the power and convenience of videoconferencing .

So if you have an idea, why not let us know and see if we can create a bespoke session for you. We may even be able to find other schools to join you. We're Open To Ideas

International Links

Interested in linking up with an American school?

A first grade class (age 6-7) will be reading specific Mem Fox titles and would like to connect with another class, ideally in the UK to share reflections, activities, and anything else we can come up with. Any day between Oct. 2 through Dec. 8 from 2:30 pm (approx)

If intrested contact info@yorkshirevc.co.uk and we will put you in touch as well as managing the connection

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