IT was an interesting start for childcare and education students at Barnsley College as they took part in virtual reality sessions.

Course leader Sarah Rawson said she was keen to ensure the students’ induction period was as ‘memorable as possible’.

The teens took part in a number of activities, aimed to support their employability, communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.

Sarah said: “I really wanted students to have fun and explore their curiosity during the induction period of their studies.

“I organised the carousel of activities with the view of developing students’ knowledge, skills and behaviours which have been identified to support them in the workplace.

“Each exercise encouraged students to discuss why each skill set they were developing will be important to their chosen career path or industry from social workers to teachers.

“The VR sets were really popular within the session and enabled students to experience a multitude of fascinating environments.”