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Students at Fulwood Academy are getting a taste of life in the media production industry, following investment in a range of new technology, including a 3D lecture theatre.
A state-of-the-art radio station, music recording studio and television gallery have all been made available for the children to learn the skills needed for working in the media.
The full range of the academy’s new technology will be available for potential new students and parents to try at the school’s Year 7 Open Day on Thursday September 26 between 5pm and 8pm.
A 3D lecture theatre and access to virtual reality goggles will also allow students to learn interactively, while 180 new computers mean that the pupils have access to some of the most high-tech equipment currently available in schools.
The lecture theatre and VR goggles also mean that children will be able to study lessons in a more engaging way than ever before, using technology that allows children to explore science in an immersive environment.
The improved technology will form part of the academy’s curriculum, designed to inspire and challenge all learners, allowing teachers to develop stimulating lessons which stretch the students.
It will also be available for everybody at the school to learn and train on outside of regular lessons as part of the academy’s many extra-curricular enrichment programmes, which also include film studies, Minecraft, beauty and craft clubs.
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The Open Day is available to all parents and children currently in the last year of primary school, who are choosing their preferred secondary schools to start at in September 2020.
A full music recording studio and mixing desk can help students develop their interests in all stages of the music industry, while budding reporters and presenters can produce radio shows and podcasts which are broadcast throughout the school.
Visitors to the Open Day will also be able to try out the two-camera TV gallery and green screen, allowing people to pretend to report from the jungle, desert or even space.
Philip Grant, Headteacher at Fulwood Academy, said: “There aren’t many other secondary schools in the country that have the level of technology on site that we do.
“With our television, radio and music studios, the school has university quality facilities available to our students, either as part of the classroom experience or through our out-of-school enrichment programme.”
Children born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009 and are set to start secondary school in September 2020 have until October 31 to apply for their preferred choice.
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