Bringing History to the Present…with Virtual Reality

8P had the opportunity to immerse themselves into history through the medium of virtual reality this week.

Students in Mr Devine’s class were able to use their mobile phones to access Google Expeditions, a free app that has a variety of educational, VR worlds that students can explore.

Using the Google Cardboard VR Goggles, students experienced a village as it was being raided by Vikings, the famous longboats that Vikings used to navigate and settle around the globe, and the interior of a Viking longhouse equipped with weapons, cooking materials and plundered relics.

Virtual Reality gave students the ability to physically explore the medieval world that is currently being studied this term, and experience firsthand how the Vikings lived with their own eyes.