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Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions

Friday, 23 September 2016

Boys in Years 7 to 9 had the chance to experience state-of-the-art virtual reality as part of a Google Expeditions Day.

With the help of Google Cardboard virtual reality glasses, the Year 7 pupils explored a Roman ruin, Year 8 visited the Amazon rainforest, and boys in Year 9 travelled through the circulatory system. Each group was guided through the scenes by their teachers, who called their attention to points of interest using a linked tablet. The immersive experience allowed pupils to learn about Classics, Geography and Biology through the 360 degree virtual environments.

Pupils were amazed at the realism as they turned in their seats to view different aspects of the scenes around them. The Google Expeditions were really exciting for all of the boys as well as a great opportunity to engage with different subjects in a new and innovative way.

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Boys used Google Cardboard to view the virtual reality

Boys used Google Cardboard to view the virtual reality

Pupils in Years 7-9 really enjoyed the Google Expeditions

Pupils in Years 7-9 really enjoyed the Google Expeditions