Subjects to be brought to life with virtual reality

Students  will explore the South American rainforest, delve inside the human circulatory system and get a glimpse at WW1 battlefields - without leaving the classroom - thanks to a pioneering virtual reality programme.

Google Expeditions will be visiting Highfields to bring history, biology and geography to life with its virtual reality technology on February 13.

The team will hand out 60 pairs of virtual reality goggles to allow students to go on 45-minute journeys of exploration. Panoramic images will be beamed from teachers' tablets to the Google cardboard virtual reality glasses so students can be guided through collections of 360° and 3D images, allowing them to experience far-flung parts of the world, as well as important moments from the past and even the human heart, lungs and blood vessels.

Deputy Headteacher, Mr A.Cheetham, said: “We are delighted that Google Expeditions will be visiting Highfields to help bring lessons to life and take our students to places they would never otherwise be able to go.

“It is a fantastic teaching tool that we know will bring a real sense of excitement and allow our students to embrace subjects like never before.”




Posted on January 19, 2017 .