Student communities need a way to come together. In a year of change, it’s even more important. With many schools running a combination of online and in-person teaching, finding ways to engage students virtually is important. 

Staff and students alike are coming up with creative and fun ways to hold school events safely. Virtual school events are a great way to develop engagement and communication strategies and are a safe, unique way to help grow your remote community. 

Check out these virtual school event ideas that you can try for your school!

Virtual School Event Ideas

Virtual Spirit Week 

Spirit weeks are a great opportunity to hype up school spirit. It helps get students engaged and light up their school spirit! Spirit week in a virtual world may look a bit different, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be any less fun. Try these virtual spirit week ideas: 

Crazy Hair Day 

Nothing says 2020 like “I need a haircut!” A crazy hair day is fun, and also offers a unique link to 2020. Time to let your wild hairstyles free! 

Superhero Day 

Who doesn’t love a chance to dress up? Why not hold a superhero day during your virtual spirit week? Remember: not all heroes wear capes. Make your superhero day unique for this year by celebrating your local community heroes! 

Pajama Day 

One of the best things about being home all day, are comfy clothes. Pajamas are a definite perk! Celebrate your spirit week with a pajama day. 

Virtual Contests

Everybody loves a good competition or contest. It’s a great way to test your knowledge and work in teams. Here are a few virtual contests you could incorporate into your virtual spirit week:

Virtual Trivia Contest

Trivia is a great way to showcase your (sometimes random) nuggets of information. With a virtual trivia contest, you can get really creative. Consider setting trivia topics related to your school. Or perhaps you’d be more interested in pop culture! Whatever you decide, a virtual trivia contest is a fun addition to a virtual spirit week. 

Virtual Photography Contest 

A virtual photography contest can have two benefits in a virtual spirit week! First, it will get all the up and coming photographers involved. Secondly, it can be an ideal way to gather additional content ideas for your yearbook! Just like with a virtual trivia contest, you may decide to open a photography contest with multiple themes. 

Virtual Field Trips

Who doesn’t love a field trip! Between social distancing and virtual schooling, field trips are often not in the cards. Thankfully, there are many options for a virtual field trip. No permission slip necessary! 

The Zoo

Most zoos now offer live webcam footage in some of their more popular exhibits. One example is the Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta. The San Diego Zoo offers a more in-depth look at their zoo. Their site features behind-the-scenes videos and stories, as well as a variety of online games. 

The Aquarium

Immerse yourself in the underwater world in a virtual aquarium tour. Or, you may instead prefer to focus on a live webcam feed! Check out Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager webcam here. Or take a 30 minute tour of the Seattle Aquarium here.  

Virtual Museum Tour

Art, history, paintings, photography, sculptures and more can be enjoyed on a virtual museum tour. There are also a variety of choices! 360-degree videos, walk-around tours with voiceover, or interactive content. Here are 10 of the world’s best museum and art gallery tours

Make sure you save the memories from your virtual school events for your yearbook. Yearbooks are a great way to preserve your memories. At YearbookLife, we offer a full range of yearbook publishing and printing services, including Elementary School Yearbooks, Middle School Yearbooks, High School Yearbooks and Specialty and Event Books. Request your free yearbook sample today.