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Knox Grammar School


Sydney, Australia




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Knox Grammar School : Immersive Learning Space

Knox Grammar School is a New South Wales-based institution that offers an innovative approach to education within a caring environment.

At the forefront of the school’s pedagogy is a desire to place students at the centre of the education journey, and to implement the latest technologies to do so. It wants to ensure its pupils have as broad a playground to play in as can be imagined.

To this end, in 2019, Knox Grammar School opened the ‘iHub’ on its Senior School campus. It’s a space available to teachers, classes and students during and beyond timetabled lessons, so they can make maximum use of it (for example, in the Computer Club and Robotics Club).

This innovative space has been kitted out with a whole range of engaging technology tools, including a full suite of robots, a dedicated Video Conference Zoom room, a green screen studio, and, as its centrepiece, a 6-metre Igloo Shared VR cylinder which has become the iHub’s Immersive Learning Space.

The Immersive Learning Space provides an environment for experiential teaching and learning, and a way for students and teachers to engage as a group with virtual reality content. Equipped with Epson short-throw projectors and eye-catching custom covers, the Immersive Learning Space is a true showpiece for the iHub. And it has created the perfect playground for students to let their imaginations run free.

The installation has garnered coverage in a number of publications - see our Dropmark to check them out.

“Teachers can create their own 360-degree video content, access it from YouTube VR or setup the Immersive Learning Space where traditional 2D content is presented and viewed on up to five Epson projectors. Teachers can also access Google Maps for a student field trip to anywhere in the world. It is a truly unique learning environment where Epson’s excellent projectors play a hugely important role.”

Mark Kelly, 
ICT Integrator, Knox Grammar School