Today we were lucky enough to welcome a representative from Google into Tubbenden to work with our Junior children.With the use of virtual reality cardboard headsets and devices loaded with the ‘Google Expeditions’ app, the children explored places beyond reach of our classrooms and local area. The Google Expeditions provide collections of virtual reality panoramas – 360° photo spheres and 3D images.
The children have travelled all over the world today. We have been to Egypt to see the Pyramids, to Africa to witness the Great Migration, to Mount Everest and it’s base camp, we discovered the 7 New Wonders of the World, some children dived with enormous sharks, whilst some ventured into space where they could explore the Moon, the planet Mars and even go aboard the international space station. To believe we did all this from the comfort of our school is incredible! It was a truly amazing day. The children were in awe of every place they explored, and it definitely provoked plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahhs.’
The ‘Google Expeditions’ app is available for you to download on iOS and Android. Cardboard headsets can be purchased easily from Amazon; after today I think they may end up on a few Christmas lists!