What is a Virtual Tour?
A school virtual tour allows prospective students and their families to immerse themselves within the school environment if they are unable to visit in person. Whilst a prospectus covey’s your school values and ethos, a virtual tour takes that experience to the next level. A virtual walkthrough or a 360° virtual tour gives families a chance to ‘walk’ around the school’s campus in complete safety from wherever they are in the world. For visitors that are unable to make it in person to your school this interactive and immersive experience could be the difference between choosing your school or another school that is unable to provide the same level of openness.
Opening your doors online shows your commitment to keeping children safe by limiting the number of visitors in school, which is something all schools are having to be extra vigilant about.
Here are some other ways Virtual Tours are being used by schools:
Virtual Open Days
2020 has given us all food for thought when it comes to having to think outside the box when marketing and showcasing schools. The impact of COVID-19 has left many schools unable to allow in-person show arounds, with open days being cancelled. A school virtual tour provides immediate access to the school’s buildings and grounds.
Many schools have an Enterprise strategy that includes the hiring of rooms and facilities to outside organisations and individuals. This can range from meeting room hire to a full wedding ceremony and includes sports facilities and outdoor grounds. A 3D School Virtual Tour is the perfect way to showcase these spaces in alternative set-ups to really boost the marketing opportunities for the school.
Showcasing your campus to students and families is crucial, but what about new staff members? A virtual tour is a fantastic way to advertise your school and provide an enriched experience for prospective candidates to learn more about your brand and get a feel for the school environment and facilities.
With so many UK Independent Schools already providing virtual access to their campus the question is can your school afford not to do the same?