From The Junior Secondary
Head of Department
With Gerard Clark
VR experience that Yr 7 Student Hui Yan
has created for a STEM Challenge.
This term, students in STEM Squad were tasked with creating an immersive digital story using AR/VR/immersive video (e.g. 360/drone) tools to tell a story that shares a learning from the past of our country or another with the following focus: A Journey of Time and Space. What can be learnt from human movement throughout history? Through the lens of the United Nations (UN) Global Goals, students had to use immersive storytelling tools to inform and explain, what the journey their humans went on and what we could learn from this journey
Year 7 Student, Hui Yan, created an interactive Virtual Reality experience focusing on the Suffragette movement that fellow students could use as an engaging educational tool. See her Artist statement below as well as some photos of the designed experience:
The Global Development Goal I have targeted through my creation of a Co-Spaces experience is gender equality, specifically focusing on suffrage in the UK. Achieving gender equality and striving for a world where being a woman does not act as a disadvantage or barrier are of utmost importance. Inspirational women throughout history have successfully shattered this barrier and exerted a powerful influence on the world we inhabit today. One prominent example of this is the Suffragette movement in the UK, which rightfully holds a significant place in the history of women's rights activism.
Unfortunately, complete gender equality has yet to be fully realized. In many impoverished regions and nations, women earn 10 to 30% less than men for performing the same work. Additionally, women comprise more than two-thirds of the world's 796 million illiterate population. It is noteworthy that each additional year of primary school education for girls leads to a 10-20% increase in their eventual wages. Access to education for women is crucial in order to lead better lives and escape poverty.
While significant progress has been made in the battle for equality, it remains just out of reach. As women, it is our choice to reject the limitations imposed by stereotypes and exceed society's expectations.