YOUNG people in Warrington schools can now link up with each other via state-of-the-art video conferencing.
A project, funded by Warrington Borough Council, has enabled video conferencing equipment to be installed in secondary schools and colleges throughout the borough.
It provides a virtual environment which makes students feel as if they are together physically in one room, when in reality they are still in their home school. It also gives access to expert tuition through a sharing of resources such as lectures, study material and group discussions.
In an event to launch the facilities, students from Birchwood, Bridgewater, Culcheth, Lymm and Priestley came together for a Law lecture, led by Phil Hunter, deputy head of Law at Chester University.
He said: "Education is changing very rapidly, and keeping pace with the evolving technology of the day are modern teaching practices. No longer do students have to feel confined to their rooms, schools, or even to their countries."
Cllr Colin Froggatt, the borough council's executive member for children and young people's services, said: "It's fantastic that our young people will have access to such great technology, which will enrich teaching and learning. It puts education in the town a step ahead of everywhere else!"