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Strathallan launches virtual reality tours

Strathallan launches virtual reality tours

The restrictions imposed by Covid-19 have sparked innovation in many aspects of school life, but Strathallan has taken it one stage further with the introduction of virtual reality tours.

Parents and children considering Strathallan School, who would have been unable to see inside the boarding houses or see the school in action, can now experience 360⁰ tours around the school from the comfort of their own home.

Visitors can don virtual reality goggles or even use their phone to experience immersive boarding house tours or what it’s like to play hockey, rugby and even clay pigeon shooting at the school.

Headmaster, Mark Lauder said, “Nothing beats visiting Strathallan in person, to experience its vibrant and welcoming atmosphere but in these unprecedented times we have to innovate.

“Developing these virtual reality tours means we can give parents and children interested in joining us a glimpse at life here whilst keeping our pupils completely safe. The feedback from families so far has been brilliant and we look forward to introducing them to the classroom for enhanced learning experiences too.”

This latest digital innovation from Strathallan follows its early adoption of blended learning, which includes offering live lessons to international athletes studying away from campus as well as delivering more than 7,000 lessons to pupils during the UK's first lockdown.

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