Experience to mark the centenary of the First World War

The World War I VR is a stunning virtual reality experience for young people to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Wearing a VR headset, the user becomes a “virtual soldier”, transported into the horror of the trenches while bullets fly, bombs drop, and biplanes soar overhead. The user is given a 360-degree view of a First World War barracks and trench before the “virtual soldier” goes “over the top” into no-man’s-land.

The experience can be viewed through standard VR equipment but also on a laptop and mobile device and from early November, it will be available on the App Store and Google Play.

We visited the City of Wolverhampton College to give their Public Services students a World War I experience through virtual reality. The students were immersed into a virtual world where they became soldiers and experienced first-hand what it was like in the trenches and on the front line, a century ago. Click here to see the BBC’s coverage on the World War I VR experience.