Today (Friday 12 February 2016), we had a representative from Google visiting Halcyon, to help lead workshops using Google Expeditions. Halcyon was chosen to be part of the Pioneer Programme for this new virtual reality platform.
Teachers led students (and parents!) on a number of different expeditions. Grade 9 students went to Antarctica and Grade 7 visited the Gettysburg National Military Park. Grade 11 went to the Galapagos Islands, whilst Grade 6 travelled all the way to Burj Khalifa. Grade 10 History students explored the Artefacts of the Tuskegee Airmen, and our PE teacher led his class in climbing Mount Everest! Finally, Grade 10 Geographers went all the way to Mars! Phew! What excellent adventures (and all without leaving the school).
Read some of the feedback from today’s adventures below:
“I'm underwater on the Great Barrier Reef... It's like being Nemo!”
“It was really amazing...You could see all the people... And the water dancing... It was just amazing”
“It gives other people who can't travel a good opportunity to see the world and visit other places. It's just so cool.”
“We visited the Tuskegee airbase, The Moon and Mount Everest and it was an experience like no other! It was one of the best things to happen!”
Peter from Google
“Using virtual reality to go where the school bus can't go.”