Ubisoft provides free discovery tour experiences for all 52 Schoolhouses

Author: Laura Martin, Comms & Programme Manager

Full suite of discovery tour experiences provided free to all 52 Schoolhouses as a teaching resource aligned to the UK national curriculum.

Ubisoft announced that it would be building upon its commitment to support education initiatives, through the expansion of its partnership with Digital Schoolhouse in the UK.

Via the provision of over 5000 PC codes to 52 schools, the full suite of Discovery Tour releases covering Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and most recently the Viking Age, will be integrated into lesson plans to inspire, engage, and educate pupils on historical culture.  As part of the rollout Digital Schoolhouse will aim to work with teachers from across disciplines such as History, Computing, English and Art to explore how cross-curricular teaching can be enhanced by the use of the Discovery Tour tools.

Discovery Tour is a dedicated franchise that lets visitors freely roam these historical time periods to learn more about their history and daily life. Students, teachers, non-gamers, and dedicated players can discover these eras at their own pace or embark on guided tours curated by historians and experts.

With the release of a brand-new chapter of the Assassin’s Creed educational expansion on October 19th, Discovery Tour: Viking Age will shed light on the Viking era and allow players to discover more about the history and traditions of the time.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with the goal of putting narrative and storytelling at the heart of the experience, players will be able to step into the shoes of Viking and Anglo-Saxon characters from the time while living out their stories and adventures and interacting with the world around them.   Designed in close collaboration with historians and archaeologists, this non-violent, interactive learning experience is an engaging deep dive into the Viking Age in ninth-century Norway and England.

Commenting on this partnership, Shahneila Saeed (Head of Education and Programme Director for Digital Schoolhouse) said:

“Ubisoft has been a longstanding supporter of the Digital Schoolhouse programme and this further commitment to provide access to free and immersive education tools, couldn’t be more exciting”.

Mark Slaughter, Ubisoft UK Marketing Director added:

“Discovery Tour is a great example of how videogames can be used as viable and impactful education tools, which engage students through a medium they can best relate to, in today’s digital age”.

For global information about the Discovery Tour franchise and the two first opuses on Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, please visit ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed/discovery-tour.