Google Expeditions Pioneer Program comes to The Howard
Students and staff at The Howard School were very excited to be chosen as one of the first pioneer schools in England to experience Google Expeditions in September. Over the course of the day a number of students from across the school experienced virtual reality expeditions to places as diverse as Mars, the Great Barrier Reef, and Borneo.
Miss Byrne, Head of Year 10, commented “It was amazing to see so many lessons from a range of subjects be brought to life, being able to bring students on virtual journeys to places they may not get the chance to see. The buzz and excitement of students will allow their curiosity of places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Rio and even the Human Heart grow even further.”
Student Joshua Bailey from Year 10 said “Google expeditions allowed me to experience learning History in a more exciting and immersive way, I can’t wait to try it out again!”
Google Expeditions is a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life and giving students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom. The Wildlife Conservation Society, Buckingham Palace, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, and the Palace of Versailles contributed to developing the curriculum for students.