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Virtual reality learning in the classroom

22/05/2023 Blog
Virtual reality learning in the classroom

Step inside the award winning Askham Bryan College Digital Skills Academy.

In our video we find out more about the new facilities, where students can learn with immersive technology.

The £1 million Digital Skills Academy was funded by York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership through the government’s Getting Building Fund.

David Dickson, Chair of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Place & Infrastructure Board, said: “The Digital Skills Academy is an excellent development. It gives the current and future workforce the tools they, and their employers, need to flourish. York and North Yorkshire has ambitions to be a greener, fairer and stronger economy, and schemes such as these will help us get there.”

Shortly after the official opening last month, the college won the Digital Education and Development category of the Educate North Awards. The awards celebrate excellence and best practice in the education sector and entries are received from colleges, sixth forms and universities across the North.

Iain Glendinning, Vice Principal, Askham Bryan College, said: “Our latest high tech digital facilities are taking teaching and learning to a new level. They are providing exciting ways to engage students in an industry relevant curriculum that enhances their skills and career prospects and meets employers’ needs.”

For more, read the full news story of the official launch on the Y&NY LEP website here. Awards coverage is available on the Askham Bryan College website here.

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