There’s been lots & lots of work behind the scenes at 4D HQ over the last few months. Our software development team have been busy creating, developing, testing, trying out new things, testing again & again until we reached a final result that we’re really happy with.
The World Museum in Liverpool is playing host to the Cosmic Classroom live event and we’re over the moon to announce space medicine scientist and TV personality, Dr Kevin Fong, as our expert presenter.
There will be 11 classes from schools around the country in the audience at the museum, who will be watching and taking part just like the pupils in your class.
Tim Peake will also be answering questions posed by schools via the video messages they sent to us earlier this month!
This is the perfect opportunity to integrate your immersive space in with your pupil’s learning in a really experiential way.
Why not take your class inside a rocket and experience a ROCKET LAUNCH with sound effects and visuals
Show them Space as they fly through the atmosphere and approach the International Space Station… where they can eventually meet British astronaut, Tim Peake as he answers questions from school children all over the country.
Cosmic Classroom is taking place HERE on 2 February at 2pm GMT. Bring space to life for your students with a LIVE broadcast with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake!
BLAST OFF live with the International Space Station at 2pm GMT on Tuesday 2 February.
Find out more information about the timings and structure of the broadcast in our blog post
Check our this up to date timeline of all our immersive spaces in UK…with more spaces being created every month, plus more Pop Ups currently being manufactured, we’re reaching 100 immersive environments nationwide. People are unlocking the potential of immersive learning experiences and providing rich care environments with the aid of their customisable content library and bespoke 4D software all over the country!
4D exchange is our regular networking event where practitioners come to share new lesson ideas, immersive content and best practice.
Our April event was held in Liverpool and we had an enthusiastic and passionate group of staff join us to explain how immersive learning has impacted a huge variety of lessons.
From WW1 to Mr Tumble, we explored lots of ideas and also discussed how staff roles can play a huge impact in implementing immersive learning. Finally we looked at how to carry on these engaging experiences when back in a traditional classroom.
Many thanks to all those who attended and Kensington Primary for being our host for the afternoon.
Explore lots of great ideas in our Prezi below:
Our next 4D exchange will be announced very soon. If you’re a London based practitioner, you’ll want to keep checking back and also keep the end of June free in your diary!
If you’d like to host a 4D exchange or find out more about our range of training programmes, get in touch with the 4D team here.
At 4D we are always looking for new ways to support and understand the wider communities that we work with. Although our main focus has been within education for many years, in the last 18 months we’ve been working closely with Mersey Care NHS Trust creating immersive spaces for people living with dementia. The spaces are being used to encourage communication, inspire memories and create a sense of well being through person centred immersive experiences.
So, with that in mind 4D Group are developing ways of bringing the two worlds of education and healthcare together as part of an intergenerational project.
‘Educating children and young people about dementia is an essential aspect of creating dementia-friendly communities. Children and young people will increasingly come into contact with dementia through friends, family, neighbours or the media as the population ages and many may take on caring responsibilities at some stage in their lives.’ The Alzheimer’s Society
After the whole 4D team were trained to be Dementia Friends at the end of 2014, our training coordinator Inés and content developer Lauren went one step further to become Dementia Champions. The aim being for both to be able to spread the word even further to our schools and help develop dementia friendly communities.
If you’d like us to come to your school to run an immersive dementia friends event, please get in touch. The events are free and will give your pupils information on people living with dementia as approved by The Alzheimer’s Society. Just get in touch here and we can make a plan.
Explore some images of our immersive spaces and then read on for Lauren’s account of her day’s training to become a Dementia Champion: