YOUNGSTERS from primary schools around Devizes went on a virtual reality mini beast hunt when they took part in a computing day at Nursteed Primary.

Pupils from the host school were joined by those from Rowde, Bishops Cannings, All Cannings and Chirton plus town schools of Trinity, Wansdyke, St Joseph's, Southbroom St James and Southbroom Infants.

The High Ability Computing for Kids day included a talk about e-safety and then the children took part in a minibeast exploration using virtual reality.

Among those taking part were Izzy Carter and Ayshe Deverell from Nursteed who wrote their own account of the day. They wrote: "The primary children had to wear a head-set and explore a jungle using visual imagery and modern technology.

"An alternative activity was animating. They used a special software app, on an iPad to produce mini masterpieces. They used artificial insects to create a stop-frame animation."

The computing cluster leader Amanda Dunstone from Nursteed said: "This event is in its second year and the hall was buzzing as the children were experiencing new technology and learning new concepts."