A Virtual Leap Forward for Education

Head Teachers and IT leaders from schools across Buckinghamshire and neighbouring counties came together just before half term for a special Virtual Learning in Education event held at The Beacon School in Amersham.

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16th October 2019 — Guests had the opportunity to explore the Pyramids of Giza, walk across the surface of the moon and even examine the sea floor whilst swimming alongside sharks thanks to immersive and interactive demonstrations provided by exhibitors NVOY Technologies, Lenovo, ClassVR and RingCentral.

The Beacon’s Headmaster, Will Phelps, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for school educators to get together and see how Virtual Reality can transform our pupils’ learning. Virtual Reality allows our children to engage in experiences not possible or practical in the ‘real world’. We are very excited about the potential opportunities for our boys when we introduce VR learning into our curriculum next year.”

The Beacon’s pupils also got their chance to experience this incredible next step in teaching and learning. “I’d never tried a VR Headset before,” said enthusiastic Year 4 pupil Michael. “It was so exciting! I felt I was in the middle of all the action – it would be amazing to use this in our lessons.”

The Beacon School (Boys 3-13) is a day school in Buckinghamshire.

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