Girton Grammar School unveils Lumination Learning Lab, redefining education with immersive technology

Bendigo, VIC | 19 July, 2023 — Girton Grammar School is proud to announce the launch of its state-of-the-art Lumination Learning Lab in partnership with immersive technology company, Lumination. The smart classroom embraces virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to revolutionise student learning. As the first school in Victoria to introduce this innovative Lab, Girton is taking a momentous stride forward in shaping the future of education.

Immersive learning involves using technology to create engaging digital or artificial environments, promoting student engagement through active learning. Incorporating immersive teaching techniques into the curriculum helps to cement the classroom as an exciting, engaging and memorable place for this generation of students.

The Lumination Learning Lab represents a significant investment by Girton Grammar School, reflecting its commitment to providing students with the latest advancements in technology-based learning.

“As educators, we must continuously evolve our teaching methodologies to maintain engagement and optimise learning,” said Girton Grammar School Principal, Dr Emma O’Rielly.

“Immersive learning is rooted in behavioural and cognitive science and draws on a fundamental understanding of how we learn. Decades of neuroscience research reveals that the brain treats virtual experiences similarly to real-life situations. Our immersive Learning Lab will be a powerful tool that transports students into topics, allowing them to experience and interact with their learning in a safe environment.”

Dr O’Rielly highlighted the transformative potential of the Lumination Learning Lab, stating, “By creating a space where students can immerse themselves in virtual environments, we are providing unique opportunities for deep understanding and skill development. Through hands-on experiences and interactive simulations, the Lab will enable students to go beyond passive consumption of information to actively participate in their learning.”

The construction of the Lab has been carried out by Lumination, a renowned immersive technology company that has collaborated with schools across Australia to provide access to virtual and augmented reality. The Lab is situated in a newly refurbished building on Girton’s Senior School campus.

Lumination Learning Design Lead and registered teacher, Shai Coggins, is working with the school to onboard the new technology:

“Girton Grammar School is a pioneer in providing exceptional support, driving positive learning outcomes and fostering engagement among its students. The recent introduction of the Lumination Learning Lab further solidifies their commitment to innovative education. It is truly an honour for me to collaborate with the school in developing immersive learning experiences within this cutting-edge smart classroom, promoting active and dynamic learning opportunities.”

Girton Grammar School’s investment in innovative learning spaces reflects its dedication to fostering creativity, critical thinking and teamwork, while embracing forward-thinking teaching practices.

Through the Lumination Learning Lab, students will have the opportunity to explore, innovate and collaborate using cutting-edge technology.


About Girton Grammar School

About Girton Grammar School: Located in Bendigo, Girton Grammar School is an independent, co-educational school from Prep to Year 12 that strives for excellence in both academic and co-academic areas of education in a caring Christian environment. Founded in 1884, Girton Grammar is one of Australia’s oldest schools with a rich history of traditions that give the school its distinct character.

About Lumination

Lumination is a world leader in immersive technology, creating Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) software to revolutionise the way we teach, learn and work. Founded in 2016, the company started in a garage in Semaphore, Adelaide, with the goal of disrupting one of the oldest practices in history — the conventional classroom. Lumination has served over 2 million customers nationally and is rapidly expanding into the defence, government and enterprise sectors. Increasing access to emerging technologies, Lumination is committed to strengthening the future of the workforce and taking learning to the next level on the world stage.

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