Google helps excited South Woodford schoolchildren fly to the moon

Oakdale Junior School pupils took part in a Google expedition.

Oakdale Junior School pupils took part in a Google expedition. - Credit: Archant

Excited South Woodford schoolchildren have visited space, swum with sharks and toured Greenland.

All 345 pupils at Oakdale Junior School, in Oakdale Road, traversed the globe virtually last week thanks to Google Expeditions.

The schoolchildren used virtual reality headsets made by the internet giant to visit the trenches in the First World War, and other historic events.

Isabelle Frost, 9, said: “When we went to the moon everyone screamed with excitement.”

Aidan Oldfield, 10, added: “The Google cardboard virtual reality is amazing and I am sure everyone in my school loves it.

“We particularly liked being able to see the places we’ve been learning about, it really helped us understand our topic in greater depth”