Virtual Heritage Wales – Caerwent Roman Town
Would you like to visit Roman Caerwent as it existed in first century AD Britain? Using immersive Virtual Reality headsets, Jane Ellis of First Campus and Craig Oates from Digichemistry Studios are once again bringing to life the buildings and the stories of this important town.
Aided by £39,000 of HLF funding, the Virtual Heritage Wales project has brought together VXF students from the University of South Wales and 10-17 year olds from Communities First areas across south-east Wales in the design and creation of a virtual platform that enables interactive learning about the history and heritage of Roman Caerwent. Using 3D modelling, green screens, film making and research skills, the participants have created augmented reality tours of the market place, basilica and Roman house.
At Digital Past 2017, Jane and Craig will discuss how the young people were involved in a range of research and digital activities, increasing their levels of engagement and their skill sets, and showcasing the documentary film that they also made detailing the processes.