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Discovery Education talks VR with Year 4 pupils

Two pupils from a London primary school took centre stage at the world's biggest technology fair last month.

Posted by Charley Rogers | February 17, 2017 | Primary

The children, from Beatrix Potter Primary School in Wandsworth, were invited by Discovery Education to talk about virtual reality technology, and how they use it to travel the world from their classroom.

Speaking at London’s Bett Show last month, the Year 4 pupils addressed an audience of teachers from across the UK. The youngsters took part in a session on ‘the classroom of the future’, and showed how virtual reality brings their lessons to life.

Today’s pupils are tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and astronauts – so who better to help us explore the classroom of the future?

The pupils were invited to meet with Discovery Channel presenter and explorer Ed Stafford, who was also speaking at the event. The record-breaking adventurer is the first and only person to walk the length of the Amazon, and the boys were delighted to have their picture taken with him.

Teacher Gail Pears who accompanied the pupils on the day said:

“Technology is a really important part of our lessons at Beatrix Potter, and it was a real privilege for the children to be invited by Discovery Education to speak at such a prestigious event. They had a fantastic day meeting with Ed Stafford and getting hands on with new classroom technology.” 

Chris Nash, Head of Community at Discovery Education said:

Today’s pupils are tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and astronauts – so who better to help us explore the classroom of the future? We were delighted to invite the Beatrix Potter pupils to show how virtual reality can really inspire children and broaden their horizons.”

Discovery Education is the education arm of one of the world’s leading broadcasters – Discovery Networks – and a leading provider of digital content to schools.

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