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IN ANOTHER WORLD: The classroom was full of laughter and squeals as Avoca students explored the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

IN ANOTHER WORLD: The classroom was full of laughter and squeals as Avoca students explored the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

Avoca Public School students experienced a lesson through virtual reality on June 20. 

Students strapped on their headsets and learnt about Aboriginal culture. 

Students watched traditional Aboriginal dances, Dreamtime stories and played virtual games to hunt for bush tucker. 

Eloise Cram, from EDG VR hosted the workshop at Avoca and said virtual reality was a great way to educate children. 

“It’s a great way to learn as opposed to using a whiteboard,” Ms Cram said. 

“You see the looks on their faces and it just blows their mind.”

Ms Cram said it was important to incorporate digital elements into teaching. 

“Virtual reality is something most kids have experienced before and it brings a new way to teach and learn in the classroom,” she said. 

The virtual reality workshop was a first for schools in the region. 

Avoca students said they loved the workshop, and the room was full of nods when asked if they’d like to do it again.