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For full-time students at Sophia High School, Athena Labs is a weekly immersive VR learning program where they learn inside of the Metaverse and develop coding skills as they build and create 3D assets in virtual worlds on Unity.
We also offer online extracurricular courses where students attend weekly one-hour sessions.
Our students are introduced to the Metaverse through an immersive virtual reality experience which enables them to connect with their cohort of peers from around the globe to connect, create, learn inside of our immersive learning VR environment hosted by Engage.
Our Immersive Learning Program is best experienced in Virtual Reality. We recommend children have an Oculus Quest Device, but wider devices are supported by the Engage VR platform. These can be viewed here.
Children join their cohorts each week via a Google Meet link, in order to verify participants and provided token gated access and to outline the focus for the session. As a result, use of a laptop or desktop computer with the Chrome browser is required.
For full-time students, our Metaverse Education program is part of the Sophia High School fee structure.
Online courses start from £165 GPB per course.
Yes! Yes! We offer a sibling discount.
All of our teachers are selected through a competitive application process. Our Educational Leadership team at Sophia High School, handpick each Athena teacher and follow the highest standards of safer recruitment in education with regards to our vetting process. Their backgrounds vary, from experienced teachers, passionate Mathematicians and to Computer Science Geeks to Gamers and Developers. Each brings a passion for reimagining education in the digital age and and introducing children to the exciting world of the Metaverse in a safe and engaging manner.
Demand has been very high at Sophia High School since we began our incubator pilot with the students at Sophia High School. We are currently operate a waitlist system.
Each student takes part in a teacher led Immersive Learning experience in Virtual Reality. These sessions enable students to explore a wide variety of immersive spaces, learn new tools, discover how to navigate in the space and engage in all subjects; from Maths to Science, creative arts, performance, humanities and everything in between.
As part of their cohorts, children will be challenged through competitions and events held inside of our immersive learning spaces.
All students who join are gifted with a Digital NFT Collectable as part of the experience.