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Pupils journey back in time to the Globe Theatre with VR!

24/01/2024 Top News

Year 7 pupils use VR technology to journey back to the iconic Globe Theatre and experience Shakespeare's plays like never before.

In January, Year 7 English pupils at Risedale embarked on a truly immersive learning experience, using virtual reality (VR) headsets to transport themselves back in time to the iconic Globe Theatre.

This innovative lesson was designed to bring Shakespeare's plays to life for the pupils in a way that traditional textbooks and classroom discussions simply cannot. By experiencing the Globe in VR, the pupils were able to gain a deeper understanding of the context and atmosphere in which Shakespeare's works were originally performed.  

“It was really fun,” said one pupil. “I felt like I was really there and could walk around.”

“This was such a valuable and enjoyable learning experience for our pupils,” said Senior Teacher and Head of English, Miss Roberts. “It helped them to connect with Shakespeare and his life in a much more personal way. They were engaged, excited, and eager to learn more.”

This is just one example of how Risedale School is using technology to create engaging and effective learning experiences for its pupils. With VR, the possibilities for learning are endless, and we are excited to see what the future holds.