Over 100 children are set to enjoy a beach visit with a difference this morning (11 October )
A Brighton techie team has teamed up with schools in the city to give children a trip to the beach to remember. Its all part of the Brighton Digital Festival.
Taking classes from 3 primary schools, Bevendean Primary, Hertford Primary and Moulsecoomb Primary the children will not only get a trip to the beach on Wednesday morning, but will then leave the pebbles and travel around the world, visiting the likes of Paris, Mont Blanc and Rio de Janeiro – all thanks to fully immersive, 360 degree VR technology. Labelled ‘Beyond your Horizon’, the event that is a part of Brighton Digital Festival, aims to help broaden the horizons of these schoolchildren not only to travel and the wider world, but also the opportunities within digital.
The experience is in partnership with the Trust for Developing Communities, search marketing agency Propellernet and a collection of other businesses in Brighton aim to tackle those findings, and open the eyes of Brighton children to the amazing opportunities of the digital world in the process.
Following their VR tour of the world, the children will be shown another example of this inside the British Airways i360 building, as they will take part in a quick workshop hosted by Block Builders, where they will see the city of Brighton with a twist: the city fully realised and built in Minecraft! To top it all off, each class will then take flight up the BA i360 before heading back to school!
The event itself, run by Propellernet in partnership with the Trust for Developing Communities, is also in collaboration with The Big Lemon, British Airways i360 and Block Builders.