Rothwell pupils take a trip to the moon with the help of Google

Pupils trying out the virtual reality viewer
Pupils trying out the virtual reality viewer
1
Have your say

Pupils got the chance to experience life on the moon without even having to leave the classroom.

Every child at Rothwell Junior School was able to get involved when Google visited the school on Tuesday with it’s virtual reality expedition kits.

Google visited the school on Tuesday

Google visited the school on Tuesday

Year 6 teacher Helen Walker said: “It was amazing.

“Google are doing these for free, they are visiting schools with their virtual reality expedition kits and doing free workshops.

“It gives the children a virtual reality experience, we did things like being on the moon.

“The children probably won’t do that in their real lives but they feel like they are really there.

Pupils from Rothwell Junior School with the kits

Pupils from Rothwell Junior School with the kits

“We flew to the moon and went to the rainforest.

“The children were just going crazy.”

Mrs Walker said she contacted Google as soon as she saw they were offering the chance to take part, and said: “Virtual reality is a really new thing so as soon as I saw they were offering this opportunity, I emailed them.

“The children were absolutely amazed by it.

Pupils getting to grips with virtual reality

Pupils getting to grips with virtual reality

“I have never seen children so enthralled by something.

“It was an incredible reaction.

“Every single child in this school got to take part.

“All schools should definitely do this, it’s really easy.

Every child in the school got to have a go

Every child in the school got to have a go

“It’s a new thing and is really up-to-date.”

Mrs Walker said the children haven’t stopped talking about how much fun they had and will probably keep talking about it for some time yet.