Dysart Pupils Visit BETT Show
On Friday 25th January, a group of students from Dysart went to London to visit the annual BETT exhibition. BETT is the world’s biggest education technology event, providing a showcase for the future of education and technology and innovation, enabling all educators and learners to thrive. Our pupils all had an opportunity to explore everything BETT had to offer and to see what they would like to use back at school.
Over the course of the day, we explored the latest that Google had to offer in virtual reality and augmented reality – walking around a mine craft world and exploring the solar system and planet earth with Google expeditions. Playing music with colour, seeing how different colours made different sounds and experimenting with whether we could play music with ourselves. We had the chance to dig for fossils in a digital sandpit and change the course of rivers and make volcanoes erupt as we made different shapes in the sand. We had the opportunity to learn through playing games and try out different scientific equipment to learn about ourselves. We even had the chance to visit the car from Back to the Future and cast a spell like Harry Potter!
A big theme of the show and a firm favourite with all the pupils was robots. BETT had robots of all different shapes and sizes, from robots that did a dance routine to robot crocodiles that tried to bite your finger. The group were also very impressed by 3D printing and enjoyed looking at all of the different objects it was possible to make. By the end of the show, everyone was energised by all of the different things we had seen and we spent the journey back to school discussing what our favourites were, with the robots and digital sandpit being the most popular.