LYFTA: IMMERSIVE LEARNING FOR EMPATHY AND GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
WHAT IS LYFTA?
Lyfta is a computer and tablet based platform where teachers and pupils can explore immersive, human-focused documentary stories from around the world.
Lyfta is great for teaching KS2 and KS3 PSHE, Citizenship, Literacy, SMSC, Geography, R.E. and Art.
The school package includes 25 immersive, interactive stories designed to broaden pupils' horizons, over 90 lesson plans, and 25 assembly plans - covering 11 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Teach Global Awareness through interactive exploration of real 360-degree environments from around the world.
Nurture Empathy and Understanding for people from all walks of life, through powerful short documentaries.
Provide Hope and Aspiration through inspiring human stories, featuring a diverse array of people who have worked hard to overcome obstacles and succeed against the odds.
Share the Power of Community and Togetherness through real stories about teams and communities, as well as collaborative exercises and projects for pupils to work on.
AWARDS & ACCLAIM
Lyfta was Finland's official nomination for the Education and Learning category of the UN-affiliated World Summit Awards - which we went on to win! Lyfta was also selected by hundred.org as one of the 100 most inspiring innovations in education in the world.
You can see what teachers, headteachers and education experts have said about us, here.
COVERING NUMEROUS IMPORTANT THEMES
Lyfta is designed to make it easier for teachers to delve into complex themes and topics that can be difficult to introduce and teach.
Please see a list of the themes covered in our lesson and assembly plans.
Lyfta's learning resources include online self-assessments, which schools can use to track how pupils develop. Schools that have been using Lyfta in low-diversity parts of the UK and Finland have seen a positive change in pupils' attitudes towards people from different cultural backgrounds.
GETTING LYFTA FOR FREE?
The possibility to get Lyfta for free using Global Learning Programme e-credits has now expired.
If you're interested in being notified about Lyfta's upcoming UK campaign, please add your name and email address to the form. We're working hard to make the pricing a no-brainer, so watch this space!