This week, the Junior School had a visitor from Google Expeditions, who used virtual reality to take us all over the world. Years 3, 4,5, and 6 were able to use headsets to fully immerse themselves in the places they visited; Years 1 and 2 visited medieval castles and volcanoes using ‘Magic Mode’ specially designed for younger children.
The girls absolutely loved their sessions, with one girl proclaiming it was the ‘best educational lesson ever!’.
For the teachers, it was also a treat, with lots of ‘oohs’ and ahs’ as we too took in the wonders of the modern world. Some girls, however, were so involved they didn’t realise that we couldn’t see what they could and the teachers were repeatedly invited to ‘look at this’ as fingers pointed to desks and chairs in the classroom. Here Olivia Payne (Year 6) describes the day:
‘On Monday, Years One to Six had a visit from Google Expedition, to learn about the Seven Wonders of the World. All the classes were fascinated by the stunning places they visited, such as The Colosseum, The Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and The Great Wall of China. Visiting so many places using virtual reality was such a treat and we hope to go on another expedition again soon.’