As part of their studies for ‘Crime & Punishment’, Year 11 RS students had the opportunity to experience life in solitary confinement using virtual reality. The girls were submerged both aurally and visually into the terrible conditions experienced by prisoners.

Virtual Solitary Confinement for Year 11 portrait

The girls felt that the use of virtual reality to enhance their understanding of prison both eye-opening and moving. “I found it very claustrophobic” said one student, “this is such a good way to deter people from ending up in prison”.

Students made use of 6×9, a free app from The Guardian, to access the images, sounds and information for their studies.