Virtual_Decisions

Virtual_Decisions

Virtual_Decisions is a one-of-a-kind, innovative, exciting VR in Education program that is helping to support thousands of
young people who are at risk of criminal exploitation.


By wearing a VR headset, each participant is placed in a real world scenario where they are faced with multiple dilemmas in which they must make a choice. Each choice results in various outcomes, showing that every action has a consequence. The
production uses real world actors aged 14 – 25 to give authenticity to the piece.


Following the immersive 8 minute VR film, a creative arts workshop then explores the issues raised in more depth. Through discussions and drama exercises the young people are able to reflect on their own personal journey within the VR and compare it to that of others, making it a user led – and user shared – experience.

VR and Education

A VR in Education experience that deals with challenging situations.

The VR experience places the participants in realistic scenarios where they face dilemmas and must make their own choices which result in various outcomes.

Our trailblazing experience explores allows us to facilitate learning via the medium of interactive-VR and drama. Anonymous records of decisions made by the participants will be available in the follow-on workshops, to help the users learn from the shared experience.

Students supporting one another during Virtual_Decisions.

Virtual Reality Experience

Short Virtual Reality Experience in which participants can anonymously make decisions about how they would react in certain situations.

Workshop

The VIRTUAL_DECISIONS program includes follow on workshops that have been designed to specifically address the needs of the client who is using the program.

Follow on Materials

We provide follow on materials for teachers and parents to ensure the longevity of the project.

Research

Target group research was carried out with 1200 young people in schools and youth clubs via workshops, creative consultation and questionnaire.

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young people

This research enabled us to understand what young people felt a VR experience for social good should be about. The majority believed that risk taking behaviour was a good umbrella subject that could have many offshoots looking at different issues affecting young people. 

The findings were then used by Dr Stephanie Burnett Heyes of The University of Birmingham’s School of Psychiatry. Dr Burnett Heyes worked with scriptwriters Phil Hyde and Claire Downes to create a relevant and impactful script.

VIRTUAL_DECISIONS
is paving the way to an active understanding of social issues.

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Press

"VR vs GANGS" on Channel 4

Our Clients

The VIRTUAL_DECISIONS program includes follow on workshops that have been designed to specifically address the needs of the client.

West Midlands Police Serious Organised Crime Unit & West Midlands Probation Service.

Family Support Hammersmith and Fulham

Family Support Hammersmith and Fulham

Our bespoke projects are always tailored to your school and organisation. After a successful training day, Family Matter Hammersmith and Fulham will be using the program as an early intervention tool with the young people they work with.

The VR was so immersive and it really did feel like you were there in the moment having to deal with situations, decisions and outcomes young people face. The pressure they are under was really palpable whilst in the VR.
Brian
Family Support Worker
It’s fantastic in the way it opens up the door and allows us in for discussion around the conflicts a young person may have and the issues they face growing up in certain areas [...] Would love to see more productions and different topics they will included with using VR and cant wait to give feedback on how we get on with delivering the workshop.
Siham
Family Support Worker

Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES

Building upon the success of Virtual_Decisions: GANGS, West Midlands Police and the Home Office have funded the research, development and distribution of a brand new virtual reality film, Virtual_Decisions: KNVIES.

Both the film and subsequent workshop will aim to open a dialogue with young people regarding the current culture that surrounds knife crime.

Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES was filmed with a cast of talented young actors and a dedicated professional crew in March 2021. The film is currently in the editing process and upon completion, will be delivered at target schools and facilities across Birmingham and the West Midlands by an expert group of facilitators.

Virtual_Decisions: A brand new ground-breaking VR in Education program

Future VIRTUAL_DECISIONS projects will include other personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) topics to be explored through immersive technologies.

  • Grooming
  • Consent
  • Radicalisation
  • Knife-crime
  • Drugs
  • Cyber Bullying
  • LGBTQ+

A ROUND MIDNIGHT & BDH IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION

A partnership with BAFTA winning production company BDH IMMERSIVE and The University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies Team.

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Interested in combining P.S.H.E and VR?

We would love to hear from you! For more information or to book a performance for your school please contact us:

PHONE : 0121 440 8188

EMAIL : info@roundmidnight.org.uk

Alternatively, fill out the form on this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.