As part of STEM week we hosted ‘An introduction to VR’ workshop at Townley Grammar School for key stage 2 students.
The reinvigoration of VR over the past few years and the ongoing development of the technology has led to the emergence of more business and social uses which will ultimately have a huge impact the lives of the generations in and leaving school. Virtually Mine started all those years ago to introduce people to VR, to educate and inspire uses of VR and our workshop does just this.
We spend 30-50 minutes with groups of students many of whom have never seen Virtual Reality before and have certainly never considered it’s uses outside of theme park rides and gaming.
What we cover:
Defining the term itself as well as the differences in the various types of content and hardware that students may or may not have seen.
Introducing students to the history of Virtual Reality and discussing how quickly the technology has evolved in the last decade - where could it be in five or ten years!?
We provide students with the opportunity to try a VR headset to view some 360 degree videos. This feeds students inspiration for our final segment.
An open discussion about how Virtual Reality applications and 360 video content could be used in the various aspects of our lives. We provide examples as well as encourage students to come up with their own and discuss the impact their examples might have on society.
The workshop is a relaxed but exciting open discussion which allows students to explore the opportunities that VR has to offer them in their future. Whether our session is purely educational, or whether it inspires a student to step into complementary subjects leading to a career in a VR related industry we love doing them and have seen an encouraging response every time we visit a new school.
Would your school like to host a Virtual Reality workshop with Virtually Mine? Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 189 1676