Summer School: An Immersive Experience Awaits
With Summer School less than one week away, the virtual halls of Wey Education are abuzz with activity. Teachers are preparing innovative course content (Superheroes! Time Travel! Exploding Science! Animation!) and engaging activities while designers are putting the final touches on the virtual campus and preparing to offer an amazing summer experience to learners aged 7 to 14.
“It’s exciting to see it all come together” Dr. Sara de Freitas, Executive Director of Education at Wey Education, says with a smile. “The programme is a taste of what the future of learning is all about and we are very excited to be a part of such an innovative project that will support not only our own InterHigh students but other learners impacted by Covid-19 who want to do something fun and different this summer.”
The Virtual Summer School will be delivered via an online learning platform which blends ‘live lesson’ delivery with virtual experiences.
Roxanne Pearce, Head of the Faculty of Science at InterHigh shared that ‘Exploding Science’ goes beyond just explaining “what happens” to foster an appreciation for the “why” behind plants and seeds, star formation and what it takes to get rockets into space.
It’s not the first time that InterHigh has a summer offering but the depth and breadth of the Virtual Summer School is pushing the boundaries of delivering online innovative content. Tom Evans, Associate Dean of Learning Experience and Innovation at Wey Education, describes it as an “engaging immersive experience that puts student learning and innovation at its centre.”
Summer School Key Stage 3 student, Theo, is most looking forward to the live interaction with a teacher and feeling part of the “in the moment” learning environment. He says: “I can’t wait to meet virtual classmates” adding that he has missed connecting with teachers and classmates during lockdown.
If you would like to join our eager learners and enthusiastic faculty and haven’t signed up yet, visit https://interhigh.co.uk/wey-virtual-school/summer-school/ to find out more. Classes start on the 20th of July.