Virtual Learning Sessions

Book virtual sessions delivered direct to your classroom on Wednesdays between 15 September and 15 December 2021.

These exciting and interactive sessions use the latest video production software to deliver a 45-minute fun-packed show streamed exclusively to your classroom via video call. Sessions are led by one of our Facilitators and administrative support is provided by another member of our Schools team.

Choose a Virtual Learning Session

  • The Jolly Postman – Once Upon a Bicycle (Reception and KS1)

    Transport your class to fairy tale land in this virtual session.

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  • The Jolly Christmas Postman (Reception and KS1)

    Time for a chilly challenge in this Christmas-themed virtual session.

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Book your Virtual Learning Session

Before booking your session, check our Virtual Learning Session Availability Calendar and read the FAQs below.

When you are ready to proceed, complete the booking request form in full. A member of the Schools team will contact you to discuss and / or confirm your booking.

Booking Request Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Our sessions have been created with virtual learning in mind, utilising production design software to deliver engaging digital learning experiences. Our expert learning facilitators live stream to your classroom using the video conferencing platform Zoom. You and your class are the only participants and another one of the Schools team will be on hand via the Zoom chat to assist you.

To successfully host a session, you will need:

  • A computer with the ability to join a meeting via the video conferencing platform Zoom. A member of your teaching staff will connect to the session and enter comments into the chat box.
  • A large screen such as an interactive whiteboard that can connect to the computer running the video conferencing software.
  • Speakers connected to the computer running the video conferencing software. Typically built into interactive whiteboards.
  • A webcam connected or built into the computer running the video conferencing software to allow your class to be visible to the facilitator and Schools team support.
  • A microphone connected or built into the computer running the video conferencing software allowing your class to be heard by the facilitator and Schools team support.
  • Please note, you can test all the above equipment before booking by using the ‘Test Zoom Meeting’ function.

Read The Postal Museum’s full safeguarding policy (PDF).

To help us comply with the guidelines in this document schools should:

  • Supervise children at all times during the virtual sessions.
  • Ensure that limited personal information is shared during the sessions.
  • Connect to the internet via an ethernet cable rather than WIFI, where possible, and ensure school internet connections and accounts are protected by security features such as passwords and firewalls.

To comply with the guidelines The Postal Museum will:

  • Ensure bookings for sessions involving children are made by teachers
  • Ensure access to platforms and sessions is password protected and this information is only shared with booked participants and museum staff.
  • Advise teachers that they must always be present in the room during a session.
  • Use departmental accounts for access to different platforms.
  • Remove key word flags by using acronyms to name school sessions.
  • Use the ‘waiting room’ function to disable the ability for anyone to join a session before our Schools Team and lock sessions once they have commenced.
  • Restrict chat functions on platforms so that private conversations are not possible. Never allow lone adults or participants who won’t show their camera into sessions for schools.
  • Wherever possible, ensure two members of Schools Team are delivering the session – one as facilitator and one as support and safeguarding invigilator.
  • Connect to the internet via an ethernet cable rather than WIFI where possible.
  • Ensure that only the Schools Team have permission to use the ‘share screen’ function.
  • Ensure that limited personal information is shared during the session.
  • Keep camera at eye height.
  • Ensure we present from a suitable room and use virtual backgrounds or background prepared to remove views of personal items.

When submitting your booking request for the virtual sessions you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

  • Teacher / adult helpers are responsible for the behaviour, safeguarding and supervision of the students taking part in the virtual sessions.
  • Teachers must ensure they can meet the technical requirements for hosting the sessions.
  • Virtual sessions may not be recorded without the prior consent of all parties involved.
  • All assets including images and audio used in the session are ©The Postal Museum or licensed by © Penguin Random House by The Postal Museum. Teachers may not use these for any other purpose without prior written permission.
  • You will receive an invoice by email and should make payment by BACS transfer or cheque within 30 days.

Schools Mailing List

Looking to book a session from January 2022 onwards? Sign up to our schools mailing list for updates.

Got a question for us? Email [email protected].