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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.