VIRTUAL_DECISIONS is a unique, interactive and immersive virtual reality experience and educational tool, for use in theatre workshops in schools and other educational settings.
Our ‘VR in Education’ experience places young people in realistic, real-life scenarios where they face dilemmas and opportunities to make their own decisions that result in multiple outcomes.
BDH IMMERSIVE have partnered with ‘theatre in education’ company ROUND MIDNIGHT and have created our first iteration (beta 1.0) that looks at dangerous behaviours in gangs. VIRTUAL_DECISIONS is currently being trialed and workshopped in the West Midlands in the UK.
“That was brilliant” “They were REALLY looking at me” “I enjoyed making my own choices” - Year 9 Students.
The script is based on the testimony of over 1000 young people making the experience as realistic and authentic as possible.
“You are really there and the eye contact is amazing. I couldn’t believe how real and powerful it felt.” - Year 9 teacher.
“This is really powerful in the classroom. The acting is superb. We’d like to be involved in more workshops please.” - Deputy Head, Plantsbrook School, Birmingham.
Our enjoyable and trailblazing prototype places young people in headsets and facilitates learning and discussion in workshops, via the interactive-drama. Anonymous records of decisions made by the participants can be used to help users gain greater insight into their shared experience.
VIRTUAL_DECISIONS leads to 'knowledge through experience' where there are no ‘right answers’. Active learning and a greater understanding of decisions in challenging social situations is enabled through group discussion and the ability to replay, to make different choices and experience different outcomes.
We foresee VIRTUAL_DECISIONS will be a springboard for other personal, social and health education topics (PSHE) including knife-crime, drugs, cyber bullying, LGBTQ+, grooming, consent and radicalisation. As a tool to aid frank discussion and promote empathy, it could be ground-breaking.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you would like to try the VIRTUAL_DECISIONS facilitated workshop.
VIRTUAL_DECISIONS is a BDH IMMERSIVE & ROUND MIDNIGHT Production. Funded by Innovate UK.