Denton schoolchildren on virtual field trip

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Children from Denton were transported to Thailand and Rotterdam for a lesson on food through technology used by NASA.



Pupils from Russell Scott Primary school in Denton enjoyed a special ‘Web field trip’ as part of a scheme to teach children the origins of what they eat.

From their classroom, the children were able to speak to food growers thousands of miles away during a live 30-minute lesson on how rice is grown in Thailand and milled in Holland.

They were then given the chance to ask the experts questions.

Pupils were ‘transported’ to Thailand and Rotterdam, using technology which was pioneered in the USA and has been used by NASA to connect children to astronauts in space.

The technology has been brought to UK schoolchildren and tailored to the national curriculum.

 
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