A Virtual Expedition to Antarctica with Google

Our Primary had an extraordinary day in March with the visit of Google Expeditions team. This is a new app developed by Google to open up the classroom for an immersive learning experience and a new tool to help schools demonstrate their teaching. They brought 60 phones, 60 Cardboards and 2 tablets to run the Expeditions from. Using a tablet, teachers were able to lead the class on a virtual reality field trip.

All of our primary students went on the expedition, led by their teachers. Some of them virtually went to Antarctica and did ‘animal spotting’! Some of our students were very happy to see elephants and crocodiles via virtual reality devices! They enjoyed the day thoroughly, and had the chance to see these environments a little closer.