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Sevenoaks School uses virtual reality technology in lessons

Teachers have introduced virtual reality technology into its classrooms to bring lessons to life - from Descartes to Da Vinci.

The cutting-edge equipment is being used at Sevenoaks School to help pupils learn about a range of topics including art, history and geography.

Students have been creating three-dimensional paintings and then walking through their artwork, whilst in philosophy, they have been putting Descartes’ ‘dream argument’ to the test.

A student using the virtual reality technology
A student using the virtual reality technology

The school, which was named the top independent secondary in Kent in a recent Sunday Times guide, is also going to be taking the virtual reality technology into the wider community, sharing the technology with primary schools and community groups. 

Director of innovation at the High Street school, Graeme Lawrie, said: “The educational applications of immersive technology are endless, from teaching everything about Ancient Egypt, to exploring the undersea world in Geography, to learning a modern language or walking through the human brain.

Sevenoaks School has introduced the technology as a teaching tool
Sevenoaks School has introduced the technology as a teaching tool

"We are constantly looking at the next technologies and are one of the first schools to adopt new devices and look at how they can be used in the classroom and wider community.

"For students, this is by far the most engaging and enjoyable way to learn and it is important for them to engage with this technology and understand how it is used as it will form such a big part of the future."

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