Virtual Reality and Photography at latest Young People's Event

Virtual Reality and Photography at latest Young People's Event

Jan 07, 2019
Our latest Young People's Event took place at The Treehouse, with the theme of Virtual Reality and Photography.

In the morning we welcomed technology charity Lifelites, who set up their amazing Virtual Reality gear in The Treehouse meeting room. The young people took turns donning the headset and being transported to another world, including taking flight over Paris, and immersive experiences of a campfire on the beach, or seeing the Northern Lights from a mountainside. There were also some fun games to play for those who were feeling more competitive, and the staff had fun joining in too!

After a delicious buffet lunch, the group unleashed their creativity with some photography activities, including taking photos while looking up or looking down, and a photography 'treasure hunt' to find and photograph things like a pattern, something that's your favourite colour, and a detail you think no-one else will have noticed. There was also a 'photography lucky dip' which encouraged the young people to search for and photograph as many of one thing as they could find (including different colours, textures, shadows, reflections, and animals.) It was a lovely sunny day and the young people were able to get outside and spent the afternoon exploring The Treehouse woods and gardens with their cameras, before sharing their photos with the group at the end of the day.


Some of the brilliant photos taken by ​the young people...


What the young people said about the day...

"Good variety of activities"

"I enjoyed using the VR"

"Would have liked the day to finish at 4pm instead of 3pm!"

Our next Young People's Event will take place at The Treehouse on Tuesday 9th April, and this time will have an Escape Room theme! ​See the events diary for more info.

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