St Pancras Catholic Primary School in Ipswich is today filming a video tour of the school, carried out by year six pupils with the help of BT. Picture is Shannon.

Picture: GREGG BROWN Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Youngsters and staff at St Pancras Catholic Primary School in Stratford Road, Ipswich, were joined by BT volunteer Roland Craige equipped with a special 360-degree camera in November to film the shots for the tour.

Over the last few weeks the children have been editing the video – including selecting the clips, adding music, cropping clips and adding credits, and unveiled it on the school website last week. Richard Williams, year six teacher who oversaw the project, said: “I wanted to give these children the opportunity to do something creative, something that would showcase our school, and give them the chance to get hands-on with the latest technology.

“The children have learnt so much by doing the project. They are learning how to be creative with some of the latest tech available, but they are also developing their team-work, independence and responsibility.

“They are the ones who have decided on all the shots and what they wanted to show-off about this amazing school.” Before the video was uploaded onto the school website, the pupils were given a special ‘screening’, with a host of VR headsets having been brought in with the video uploaded for the pupils to experience the tour first hand. While one private school has conducted a VR video tour, it is believed to be the first time a primary school has carried it out, and the first time involving guided explanations from staff and pupils. Read more from…

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