4D will be exhibiting and hosting some workshops in the coming weeks. Here are all the details, plus how you can register.
12th October – Action For Children’s Arts – Polka Theatre, London, SW19 1SB
This event is aimed at practitioners working with young people with SEN. Cathy will be running a workshop within a temporary immersive environment to show a little of what can be achieved. Full details and to register click here.
16 October – Autism Central, QAC, Birmingham, B16 9SB
We’ve heard lots of great stories from our schools about how our spaces are having a positive impact on those pupils with autism. This event is bringing together a range of products and services targeted at those with autism, as well as a series of seminars and discussions for delegates to choose from. Full details and to register for free click here.
We will also be announcing some 4D open days very soon so get in touch if you want to come and see one of our spaces in action.
Some great news hit the 4D office last Friday as the leading education business magazine, Education Investor, announced the nominations in their 2012 awards. We’re delighted to say we are down to the final five in the ‘Use of educational technology’ catagory and will find out if we have another trophy for the office in November at a swanky ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane.
The list of nominees is a varied and high quality selection so it’s great that we have been recognised alongside these companies. The full nominations can be found here.
The Grange School in Manchester opened last week and we went down to see how the staff and pupils were using their brand new 4D Immersive Space.
The impressive new school in Gorton was officially opened by Councillor Afzal Khan from Manchester City Council, Paul Lake, an ambassador from Manchester City FC and the head of governors.
After the official opening and delicious buffet, there were full tours of the school including the immersive hall at the school. We had a great time meeting staff, pupils and guests of the school and heard about lots of brilliant lessons taking place already at the school.
We heard about a class being taken on an arctic exploration! The class got dressed in their warmest clothes and then ‘trekked’ from their classroom to the 4D immersive space. Greeting them was a wintery theme where they heard the story of Captain Scott’s last expedition to Antarctica.
It was also great to meet lots of pupils who love their new space. The roller coaster theme we installed on the 4D system is a massive hit to the extent that if pupils work hard in the lesson, they get the theme played as a reward! We had lots of requests for the theme during the afternoon.
Another pupil we met, Justin, is an animation whizz and we were lucky enough to see some of his work. The school are hoping that Justin’s animation will soon be shown on their giant projection screens. One of Justin’s animations can be seen below. We think it’s fantastic!
Overall, we had a great time at the opening. The staff and pupils made us feel very welcome and the new building is a fantastic new school which we are proud to be a part of.
We had a fantastic time at the official opening of Croxteth Primary School last week. Firstly we were given a premiere of a performance with an ecological theme, we laughed, we thought, we clapped along! Then came full tours of the fantastic new building including the chance to explore the immersive space we recently installed.
The school had invited their local MP Stephen Twigg and Bishop James Jones of Liverpool and both praised the quality of the building and the quality of the young people who clearly love their new school. We are very proud to be a part of this amazing new school.
Our video shows a snippet of the people that came and visited the “Kaleidoscope Room” as the school have named our space. The music comes from the jazz band playing at the opening.
If you’d like to visit one of our spaces for yourself then just get in touch!
[superquote]”The Learning Lab is an exciting project that gives companies and partners a great chance to showcase their products, services and innovative work, as well as connect up with leading educators from across the UK”[/superquote]
Last week Ben and Cathy were invited to the launch of the Education Foundation’s Learning Lab at the Hub in Westminster.
We are very happy to announce the next 4D events will take place as follows:
Thursday 26th April – Parklands High School, Liverpool
The workshop will explore the impact of immersive learning environments and how using found materials, projection, lighting and sound can allow creativity to flourish across the curriculum from EYFS right through to Key Stage 2. The session is packed full of practical, affordable and achievable ideas to take back to your own school!
Session 1 – 2.45pm – 4pm
Session 2 – 3.45pm – 5pm
NB Both sessions will be identical and include a brief tour of the 4D Immersive Space.
4D Open Day – Tuesday 24th April – Croxteth Primary School, Liverpool
2pm – 6pm (Open drop in)
This event is your chance to check out this incredible immersive space we have recently installed at the school and meet the team behind the design. You can experience how one press of a button can completely transform a space and how our team have created an incredible new learning environment.
Numbers are limited for both events so head over to our ‘Open Days’ Registration Page’ to book your place!
Alternatively, if you are unable to attend this date but want more information you can send us a quick message and we will be in touch.