Kelso Public School students were introduced to the wonders of virtual and augmented reality yesterday through the 'On the Road with Optus' travelling roadshow.
The roadshow has spent the last week visiting various schools throughout regional NSW in a coach specially designed to provide an immersive education experience for students.
"This program is part of Optus' ongoing support for rural and regional communities through the promotion of STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths] careers," Optus Central West territory general manager Tom O'Dea said.
"In an age where digital disruption is on the rise, it's important that we introduce children to the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow."
Students took part in a range of activities including a virtual reality tour of the solar system, using a mobile phone app to steer a robotic ball and a lesson in how drones function.
Kelso Public School assistant principal Tamara Oates said the roadshow was a fabulous opportunity for students and staff to engage in future-focused learning.
"For our students, this is what future educational practices will look like," Ms Oates said.
"In addition, the incorporation of technology is helping teachers expand their capabilities in the classroom."