Classroom Outreach

Our Classroom Outreach programme combines the use of fascinating animal artefacts from around the world and virtual reality experiences to bring the Ocean into your classroom for the day.

“Our Outreach Officer was brilliant with the children and they thoroughly enjoyed their learning experience. The visit was very well organised and met our learning outcomes.”

Ms Dixon, KS1 teacher, Mountfield Primary School

Key Information

Have our Schools Officers visit your school for the day! Includes:

  • 1 or 2 90-minute workshops of your choice
  • OCT Virtual Reality Experiences
  • Fully risk assessed, Covid compliant activities
  • Prices start at £150 per workshop (inc. VAT)

Visit Planning

The Classroom Outreach package is exclusively available on weekdays during term-time.

Although our Classroom Outreach workshops are 90 minutes long, we can split each into two sections, allowing a comfort/play break at the mid-point of each for your students if desired.

Session delivery times can be agreed during the booking process. An example double workshop booking timetable is shown below:

8:30 – 9:0009:30 – 11:3011:30 – 12:3012:30 – 14:30
Double WorkshopOCT ArrivalWorkshop (Inventafish)LunchWorkshop (Plastic Seas)

Workshop Option

We are able to offer a choice of different workshops to suit your learning objectives. See below for further information about the current options.

Plastic Seas

Investigate the stomach contents of an Ocean creature and find out what we can do to help care for the Ocean. The original OCT plastic pollution experience. An ideal blend of curriculum and conservation-based learning.

under the knife workshop

Under the Knife

Under instruction from our marine experts, your students will carry out their own dissection. With opportunities to dissect fish or squid, many key curriculum concepts can be covered such as skeletal and muscular systems, nutrition and digestion.


Is there such a thing as the perfect fish… and can your students make it? This curriculum-linked, art-based workshop promotes observational skills, creativity, and problem solving as students strive to combine all the days’ learning to create a single, super-species. Includes VR experience for KS2+!

lab session

Ocean Scientist

An introduction to science fun, for younger students. Young scientists will develop their experimental approach through a series of practical investigations linked to the Ocean. Expect puzzles, problems, fun and games… oh, and maybe the odd explosion!


  • Double workshop Classroom Outreach (2 workshops): £300
  • Single workshop Classroom Outreach (1 workshop): £150

Book now

To arrange your Classroom Outreach Visit, or find out more, contact our Learning Team at or call us direct on 01752 275233

Not what you’re looking for? Take a look at our other options, here:

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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