Virtual Reality Storytelling with Children

Deliver creative writing workshops with young people, and support them to transform their stories into augmented and virtual reality. 

Key Information
  • Develop your skills – in planning and delivering educational activity and working with new technology
  • Make a difference – by supporting young people and bringing creative writing to life for them 
  • Gain experience and confidence – by working collaboratively and with cutting-edge technologies 
  • Suitable for all – no prior experience of using AR or VR is required 
  • Commitment – on campus 10am to 3pm on either Tuesdays and Fridays or Wednesdays and Fridays between 29 May and 12 June and every day in the week beginning 15 June
Detailed Information

Do you want to inspire young people to engage with creative writing? Do you want to work with young people and make a positive contribution to their education, whilst getting to grips with cutting edge technology? This activity is your opportunity to bring these things together. Augmented and Virtual Reality is a growing employment market for the Greater Manchester region, so gaining experience in these areas could raise your career prospects. It also presents an interesting way to tell stories.

Through this Third Term activity you will develop and deliver creative writing workshops with young people and develop your technical skills. In addition, you will be able to evidence your ability to collaborate, be creative and project manage. You will be creating social impact by promoting creative writing with young people and planning an environment for them to explore their own ideas: 

  • Collaborate as part of a team to create workshops to support young people 
  • Plan your educational activities and learn more about AR/VR technologies through on-campus sessions 
  • Deliver your workshops between 15 and 19 June (this may involve travel to schools in Greater Manchester, with expenses covered by the University)
  • Complete online digital badges to support you in the development of key competencies and skills 
Group Information

During the application process, you will be asked if you have a preference in group allocation. There is no difference between the groups other than the days that sessions run (all between 29 May and 12 June, and all between 10am and 3pm)

  • Group A: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Group B: Wednesdays and Fridays

In addition, you will need to be available every day between the 15 June and 19 June to deliver your workshops and activities.

Additional Information

All students accepted onto this activity will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check to enable them to work with young people. The University will fully fund this check.

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