Mayans VR Workshop
School Workshops - PrimeVR
We have implemented the following to ensure we are COVID safe:
- One headset per child during each workshop (we can adjust how many headsets we bring in based on the size of your bubbles)
- Headsets are cleaned thoroughly between use with antibacterial wipes
- Social distancing is maintained at all times
- You can make a provisional booking without any cancellation fees*
Our workshops are COVID safe and are a fantastic way of taking children on school trips, without leaving the classroom. Please enquire about our detailed risk assessment and we'll be more than happy to send you a copy.
*Cancellation must be due to COVID-19
PrimeVR is the UK’s leading Virtual Reality workshop provider and works with schools nationwide to help bring the curriculum to life.
How does a PrimeVR day work?
- Topic based VR workshops for all of KS2
- Each workshop lasts 30-50 minutes
- Free follow up literacy based lesson plans for each workshop
- Delivered by qualified teachers and passionate educators
- Over 20 different KS2 workshops to choose from
- Free world map posters and PrimeVR boarding cards
If you are new to VR and you’re unsure about how it works in the classroom, check out our 5* reviews from teachers on Google, Trustpilot and Facebook.
Why book PrimeVR - Mayans VR Workshop workshop for your school?
Our workshops are a great way of bringing the curriculum to life without the hassle of organising a school trip!
During the Mayan Archaeologist workshop, your children will learn all about:
- How the Mayan city of Chichen-Itza flourished around 600 AD
- The savage and barbaric sport of Pok-A-Tok (and where it was played)
- How people were sacrificed at the top of El Castillo (Temple of Kukulkan)
- How the Mayan civilisation were keen and advanced astronomers
- The Temples of the Warriors, El Caracol and Las Monjas
Following on from this workshop, your pupils can write an instruction text about the savage sport of Pok-A-Tok. Our literacy bundles include lesson plans, example texts and LKS2 and UKS2 writing checklists.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Curriculum topics available: Creative writing.
At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils to Chichen-Itza in Mexico! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about Chichen-Itza and the Mayan civilisation but we'll also provide them with an experience to ignite their imagination. Give VR a go and see how it helps with creative writing!
Following on from our workshop, you can download our literacy lesson pack, which encourages children to write about what they've learnt about and seen in Chichen-Itza. Each lesson pack includes an instruction sheet, model text and writing checklist (relevant to LKS2 or UKS2).
Curriculum topics available: Mayan Civilisation.
PrimeVR can bring your history topic to life by transporting your pupils to Chichen-Itza in Mexico! Using virtual reality headsets, we'll introduce your class to the ancient civilisation of the Mayans where they will learn all about human sacrificing, Pok-A-Tok and the Mayans' fascination with the stars.
What activities are available during this educational workshop?
We cover the following topics using VR:
Rainforests, Space, Egyptians, Mayans, Volcanoes, Wonders of the World, Under the Sea, WW1, Polar Regions, Digestive System, Romans, Stone Age, Mountains, Americas, The Tudors, Vikings, Circulatory System, Africa, Animals, India & Beyond, Journey Across China, The Respiratory System and Around the World.
What size groups do you cater for?
In line with government guidance, we can deliver a maximum of six workshops throughout the school day with a maximum of 15 pupils in each workshop.
We bring in 16 headsets and each pupil will have their own during the workshop. Each headset will be cleaned thoroughly with anti-bacterial wipes in between each use.
We recommend workshops lasting a maximum of 30 minutes.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes. We've worked with a number of SEN schools and the response/feedback to VR has been fantastic.
Reviews from Schools visiting PrimeVR!
"This was a wonderful day for the entire school. Stuart was able to deliver 8 great workshops to every year group - Mayans, Egyptians, Vikings and Romans. This was the highlight of our History
Week for many of the children!"
"Great experience which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Will definitely be booking them again next year."
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