Banbury Aspirations Campus unveiled its brand-new Virtual Reality Suite on Friday 10 February with the help of Victoria Prentis MP, local media and businesspeople, and students from across the campus.

Guests enjoyed trying out the immersive VR experience delivered using HTC Vive technology. Journalist Phil Mercer, who reported the event live on BBC Oxford’s Breakfast programme, remarked “I was sceptical, but it’s absolutely amazing”.

BBC TV Oxford filmed the event for the evening news, and reporter Jeremy Stern interviewed students, staff and visitors. Nina, a year 13 computer science student who has created a programming project in Virtual Reality, told the BBC: “It’s a futuristic approach, something I couldn’t have considered before, but now I know I really enjoy.”

Victoria Prentis said “The school will be able to use the VR suite for history, drama, all sorts of scientific exploration and it’s also great that the children who are into development and programming can help other students learn.”

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