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The new technology teaching schoolchildren about road safety

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An augmented reality app, which teaches road safety lessons to children, is to be rolled out across the country after being trialled in Warwick.

The Year Three pupils at Westgate Primary School who have been using this new method gave a demonstration to the Transport Minister this week.

The lessons are particularly important for this school, as the entrance is on a busy road in Warwick Town centre.

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Augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a real-world view.

The children are presented with a number of dangerous scenarios and must make choices about the safest options.

A similar app has proved successful in Australia, but has been modified and enhanced for British Schools.

The learning here will be used to develop the system before its eventually rolled out nationwide.

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