Google glo­be­trot­ters see sights by stay­ing in school

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

Chil­dren leapt over the moon and went half­way around the world in a sin­gle les­son af­ter win­ning a Google Ex­pe­di­tions com­pe­ti­tion.

The glo­be­trot­ters and space ex­plor­ers from Willes­bor­ough Ju­nior School ex­pe­ri­enced the vir­tual school trips with spe­cial head­sets that let them see the Great Bar­rier Reef and the moon’s sur­face.

Class teacher Lizzi Phillips en­tered the chil­dren into the com­pe­ti­tion, and the kids got the chance to fol­low in the foot­steps of Neil Arm­strong be­fore ex­plor­ing Ro­man ru­ins in the foot­steps of Julius Cae­sar.

Miss Phillips said: “This was an ex­cit­ing and unique op­por­tu­nity for the chil­dren at Willes­bor­ough to ex­pe­ri­ence cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy.

“Next term our Year 6 topic will be the Space Race, so we were able to bring this alive to en­thuse and in­spire our chil­dren to won­der about the ex­cit­ing dis­cov­er­ies they will make. It cer­tainly helped to bring the cur­ricu­lum to life!”

Pupils en­joyed a vir­tual ex­pe­di­tion on their school trip thanks to tech­nol­ogy from Google

Pic­tures: Willes­bor­ough Ju­nior School

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