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11 February, 2022

Students Transporting to Other Worlds Via VR Immersion

Sasha: ‘I loved it. At first, it looked like just a plain tutorial. After, it was the best thing ever because it was so immersive and realistic.’ Antoni: ‘My reaction to first steps was a big wow, it was like I was really there.’ Javier: ‘It was like a whole new world it is amazing.’ Bianca: ‘It might help learning about people or with geography but they could also feel like they are there or feel like that person. It was kind of like a different world but it was interesting.’
Students Transporting to Other Worlds Via VR Immersion How could VR impact our students LEARNING for the better? That was the question posed and inspiration and curiosity behind the new VR Pioneers Club.

As with all technology, if used appropriately and in a focused manner, it has the potential to affect learning experiences in a transformative manner.

. How could VR impact our students LEARNING for the better? That was the question posed and inspiration and curiosity behind the new VR Pioneers Club. Aimed at understanding the educational use of VR, fine tuning VR logistics in a school setting, and creating VR student experts, the first VR club began at the start of term two. They’ve already been to Jurassic world, completed missions on the ISS and explored what life must have been like for Anne Frank in her hidden enclave during WWII. Let’s find out what the students have to say about it. 

Next term we will look at building on this initial experience, by widening the club to other year groups and integrating VR more into the education class rooms to support with curriculum development, student engagement and improved learning outcomes – in a responsible and focused manner. 

David McCammon 

Year 4 Teacher