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>> Youngsters today can now go on field trips without leaving the classroom. These kids at WiFi school in London were on an expedition to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and taking a look at outer space. The world of virtual reality is not just for gamers and movie lovers, it's also being used for education.
I'm Reuters' Emily Wither at a school in North London that's swapping books for headsets. Internet giant Google is on a mission to bring VR to 1 million schoolchildren across the country. The program is free and teachers are being encouraged to sign up for a visit from the Expeditions team.
What do you like about the virtual headsets?>> It looks real. It looks real like in real life.>> It feels like I am there.>> It's more fun than just reading and writing.>> But Google isn't just targeting children. The Internet provider has also launched what they've dubbed the Digital Garage and offering free digital training to anyone in the UK.
In 2017, the program will continue to be rolled out across Europe and parts of Africa.>> The aim really is to make sure that people have access to the digital skills training that they need. By 2020, about 90% of jobs are gonna need some level of digital skills or digital know-how.
So we believe it's really important to give people access to that training.>> The younger generation may be the most digitally savvy ever, but while their parents didn't enjoy lessons like this, now they're getting the chance to play catch up.