10.07.17 - Around the World with Virtual Reality

How do you visit the Statue of Liberty, Hollywood sign and Big Ben without even leaving the classroom? Our Year 5’s can tell you as they return from an unforgettable trip around the world courtesy of a Virtual Reality experience.

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses headsets to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations to simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment.

With thanks to Mr Ireland from Rolls Royce, our students went on an incredible trip to some of the sites and landmarks they have been learning about while studying the topic of America in Geography class.

Students were lucky enough to try a Mixed Reality (MR) experience too. MR is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualisations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. Whilst stood in the middle of the Grange corridor they explored a Rolls Royce ‘Trent XWB’ engine.

Over on our Facebook page, you have been telling us how enjoyable your children found it.

Helen Allanson said: “Toby visited New York and stood inside a Rolls Royce aero engine while wearing these! He loved it!”

Faye Bradley said: “Charlotte loved seeing the Hollywood sign, New York Statue of Liberty and London!”