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

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

Thursday, 20th October 2016, 9:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 3:01 pm
Pupils trying out the virtual reality viewer

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.

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.

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Google visited the school on Tuesday

“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.

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

“The children were just going crazy.”

Pupils from Rothwell Junior School with the kits

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.

“I have never seen children so enthralled by something.

“It was an incredible reaction.

Pupils getting to grips with virtual reality

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

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

“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.

Every child in the school got to have a go
Google visited the school on Tuesday
Pupils from Rothwell Junior School with the kits
Pupils getting to grips with virtual reality
Every child in the school got to have a go