Norwich pupils take virtual trips to exotic locations
PUBLISHED: 19:32 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 19:33 20 March 2017
Pupils at a Norwich primary school have enjoyed a field trip to some of the world’s most amazing places – without leaving the classroom.
Thanks to a tie up with technology giant Google, children from Norwich Primary Academy donned virtual reality headsets on Monday, March 20 to visit exotic locations such as the Borneo rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, and step back in time to explore a medieval castle.
Guided by teachers, children were immersed in a 3D world where they could look around for a 360-degree view and zoom in to points of interest.
The virtual visits took place as part of Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Programme bringing enough Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets and smartphones for a whole class to take a trip together.
Teacher Amy Austin led her year five class on an expedition to the Great Wall of China.
She said: “This was a brilliant opportunity for children to see places they’ve been learning about.”