Networking and best practice at 4D creative


Last week we welcomed practitioners from our network of schools for the second 4D exchange of the 2014-15 school year.

4D exchange is a regular event where teachers working in 4D immersive spaces can exchange ideas, best practice and resources with each other. It’s also an opportunity to hear from the 4D team about new tips and tricks that will help you make the most out of your immersive space.

The afternoon featured a huge range of topics including examples of use from practitioners, a demo of our new software, a presentation on a PHD project researching immersive learning and discussions on the next batch of immersive content 4D will be developing.

Explore a gallery of the event below:

As ever, it was fantastic to meet with creative and enthusiastic practitioners who use their immersive spaces for a wide variety of activities. These conversations also help shape how we develop our software and immersive content.

Our next 4D exchange will take place in February 2015 and all the details will be online soon. If you have an immersive space in your school, then we’d love for you to join us.

An immersive open afternoon with a festive twist

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Join us this December for an immersive open afternoon with a festive twist! It’s been a very busy year at 4D with lots of new installations, a completely updated and rebuilt software and award nominations just some of our successes.

Our immersive open afternoon will include a chance to experience an immersive space, explore our bespoke software and meet the 4D team to learn more about the impact our spaces are having, all with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Come and find out about our work in health care (dementia care, children’s hospitals, care homes) and education (primary, secondary and SEN) at our MediaCityUK offices.

Numbers are strictly limited so please register below and we’ll see you very soon.

BETT award nominees!

BETT awards

4D creative are proud to announce their nomination for a prestigious BETT award and attendance at the 2015 exhibition.

BETT is the world’s leading learning technology event and every year welcomes over 30,000 educators looking for new technologies that will enhance teaching and learning. This year BETT takes place on the 21st – 24th January at the Excel Centre in London.

4D applied to be part of the BETT futures programme this year and were successful after our entry was reviewed by an expert panel all looking for edtech start-ups with the most innovative solutions to today’s classroom challenges. This means at the exhibition 4D will be with 29 other forward looking companies in a ‘Futures zone’ where practitioners can explore the very latest tools to enhance their work.

Running alongside the exhibition is the BETT awards where we have been nominated in the Digital Devices category for our immersive spaces and bespoke software. This is a huge honour for us and it’s fantastic the impact of immersive learning has been recognised by the judging panel. Fingers crossed we get another trophy for the office!

The build up for the show has already begun with stand designs already being mocked up by our always creative team. We’re determined that our stand is a real show stopper and will be a favourite with the visitors to the event. If you’re attending BETT 2015, then be sure to come and find the 4D creative stand in the BETT futures zone! Keep your eyes on this blog too as we will be updating you with all the news in the run up to the event and the awards.

Immersive learning open days – come and explore!


4D creative enable inspiration and creativity. Our open days are an opportunity to ask questions, gain an understanding and look at how immersive learning could work across your whole school to inspire creativity and improve engagement.

This is a chance to talk, learn and share ideas.

During the afternoon, there are two identical sessions being run.


Introduction to 4D Creative

* Who are we and what do we do
* Immersive installations – both permanent and mobile
* 4D Create – our immersive software and content library

How will immersive learning make a difference

* Whole school approach
* Case study evidence
* Lesson ideas and the use of immersive with the wider school community

Q & A and an opportunity to use the system in our demonstration space

Hot drinks, biscuits and discussions will be plentiful!

Who’s this event for? Anyone interested in immersive learning or creating an immersive space in their school. Those with a role in developing the curriculum and senior leaders will gain most from the sessions.

Dates and to book

13th October – Bowlee Park Primary, Manchester (1.30pm – 5pm)
10th November – St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Primary, Blackburn (1.30pm – 5pm)

RSVP via our EventBrite page at

Can’t make either date? Just get in touch with one of the 4D team via our contact page.

Dementia Special Interest Day with Disabled Living


This week we were delighted to be invited by Disabled Living to run a seminar about our immersive approaches to dementia care at their Dementia Special Interest day.

The event, which could have sold out over three times, welcomed a wide range of delegates from carers to occupational therapists to those managing care home provisions across the North West.

The line up of speakers was also wide reaching including those from the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Friends.

Our hour long seminar was built around how 4D have developed an immersive approach to dementia care. To give the delegates an instant understanding, our mobile kit was set up with three areas of projection complemented with lighting and sound instantly transforming the seminar room.

Images and videos were displayed and then delegates invited to explain how they felt, how the space had changed and how it could be used in their work.

There was also chance to explore some examples of how immersive experiences have led to a positive breakthrough in communication with some people or been used to calm a distressed individual.

It was a really positive day and we took much from it. At 4D, we are still on a journey of understanding as we develop a person centred immersive approach to dementia care and being able to talk, share and listen with others is always a really valuable experience.

If you’d like to come and explore more about our approaches and experience an immersive space for yourself, we’re hosting two open days in the coming months. Full details can be found here and we’d love to welcome you to our offices at MediaCityUK.

The Great Fire of London workshop at St Hugh’s Primary School


Last week we travelled to St Hugh’s Primary in Liverpool to run one of our new immersive workshops. The 4D Pop Up was the scene for as creatives to run the session looking at the Great Fire Of London.

The two primary classes entered a time tunnel in the 4D Pop Up where they met the man who started the fire, Thomas Farriner. Pupils learnt all about the fire and how it started in the Pie Shop before a newsflash from the 1666 news came in with all the events of the day. As the lesson progressed, a quick press of an iPad dramatically changed the 4D Pop Up to engage the young people and give them new experiences.

Groups then wrote and shared virtual postcards sharing their ideas on how London should be rebuilt using all the knowledge they had developed in the session. It was a fantastic time working with the pupils and we were delighted to see how much the young people learnt and how their confidence grew in the immersive space.

Check out our full gallery below

In the afternoon we also ran the second of our free creative workshops.  We welcomed 25 practitioners to the school and ran a session in the 4D Pop Up before a second workshop in St Hugh’s immersive space. The focus of the event was creativity and best practices for sharing a whole school approach. We’d love for you to join us at our next creative workshop, to register, fill in this form.

Or if you’d like to book a a creative workshop for pupils, then just email Inés on or call on 0844 414 2595


Free taster creative workshops


Are you thinking about how to make creative learning and thinking as part of your environment and curriculum?

Come and find out more about 4D creative and our innovative approach to teaching and learning.

This year, 4D creative will be running regular taster events, starting this month in Manchester followed by Liverpool at the end of February.

Each event will explore how immersive experiences support positive and engaging learning for all children and young people.

This is a chance to explore the immersive experiences we create and gain key skills to inspire young people and innovate learning that can be used in any classroom setting.

The events run by 4D creative and as creatives will be split into two sessions:

Workshop 1

How immersive experiences support creative thinking and learning at a practitioner level both within the classroom and within an immersive space.

Workshop 2

The impact of creative learning and thinking on outcomes and achievement for children and young people for senior leaders.

Full details and to book:

26th February – Liverpool Training Workshop at St Hugh’s Primary School, Liverpool. 1.30 – 3pm or 3.30 – 5pm

To book your free place, simply register below using Eventbrite or call us on 0844 414 2595 – please note each event and session will be identical.

Our March and May events will be launched very soon. Email Pete in our office to be kept up to date with events as they are launched.

Liverpool Event


4D on tour – October to November


In the coming weeks and months we are travelling far and wide across the country visiting various exhibitions and conferences and we’d love for you to come along.

This includes our own events, NAHT conferences and our first health care exhibition. We are also working on six events with the Karten Network – this great charity is holding regional events to showcase their work and we will be joining them with the 4D Pop Up.

If you’d like to come and see us, there’s plenty of opportunities listed below.


2nd – Woodcroft Primary Open Day, Barnet – showcasing our fantastic new immersive space. Full details here.

3/4th – NAHT Cymru Conference, Cardiff. More info.

4th – Worsbrough Common Primary School – Apple RTC launch event. More info. 

14th – Karten Network  Conference, HE Acacemy, York

25th – Karten Network  Conference, Scope – London

28th – Karten Network  Conference – Action For Blind People, Bristol


5th – Karten Network  Conference – Seashell Trust, Manchester

12/13th – Care Show, Birmingham

If you can’t make any of the dates and would like to come and see one of our spaces or the 4D Pop Up then just give our office a call on 0844 414 2595 or send an email to hello(at)


Come and explore an immersive space – London, October 2nd.


We’re throwing open the doors to one of our newest installations and you’re invited to come along and see how an immersive space could dramatically impact teaching and learning at your school.

We’ve transformed Woodcroft Primary School’s main hall with giant projection, LED lighting and surround sound to create a space that can become anywhere! Our team will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you through using our software, 4D create.

You’ll be able to see how the space can instantly change from the rainforest to the trenches of WW1 or become a calming sensory space for one on one discussions. We’ll also show you how quick and simple it is to upload your own content to create bespoke, unique immersive environments.

Our immersive spaces are creative classrooms designed to help pupils engage with their learning and develop new ways of thinking.

Come and explore!

Location: Woodcroft Primary School, Barnet

Date: 2nd October

Times: 2pm – 5.30pm (open drop in)

If you’d like to attend this free event, all you need to do is RSVP at our Eventbrite page or get in touch via our contact page.

Or if you’d like further information, just send our team an email on hello(at) We look forward to hearing from you.


4D Pop Up showcase – 18th September

4D Pop UP

4D creative are pleased to announce an afternoon showcase of 4D Pop Up at MediaCityUK, Salford.

4D Pop Up is an instant immersive space – a creative pop up structure that sets up in minutes and can take you anywhere imaginable! A complete package of Wireless LED Lighting, large scale projection and a Bose sound system are all triggered from the iPad to create any scenario imaginable inside the self inflating pod.

Check out our latest 4D Pop Up video below:

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Find out more!

Our event is your chance to come and explore 4D Pop Up for yourself and see how it could transform teaching and learning in your school.

Location: 4D HQ, The Landing, MediaCityUK, M50 2ST – plenty of transport links, ample parking and lots to see in the area!

Date: 18th September 2013

Times: 3 – 6pm (Open drop in)

Afternoon tea will also be available for all guests to keep you well refreshed.

Space is limited, so pick a time slot, book a ticket and we’ll see you there! Just head over to our Eventbrite page to book or get in touch with our friendly team via the contact page.