Pupils at Le Cateau Primary School discover that learning is fun

Le Cateau pupils using Google Expeditions software last week.

Learning was never such fun for children at Le Cateau School last week.

The Catterick Garrison school was visited by an expert from Google who brought the company’s Expeditions software for children to try.

Pupils were given goggles with screens inside. What they see is controlled by the teacher using an ipad.

The children in year 5 were looking inside the human body and there were screeches of delight and awe as pupils were given a 3D tour of a human heart.

“You don’t get to see that very often,” said Year 5 class teacher Kate Middleton.

Every class in the school got to use the equipment.

Elsewhere in the school, charity Racing to School was giving children a taste of life as a jockey.

Former rider Carrie Ford, who in 2005 came fifth in the Grand National, the highest place by a female jockey, worked with children to explain more about the industry and how to ride a racehorse.

Carrie Ford and Tom Greenway, from Racing to School, give children a taste of life in the racing industry.