5th and 6th class had a very exciting trip to the Microsoft offices today and got to take part in the Dreamspace programme. Read all about their day!
We were greeted like royalty when we arrived with our name on the huge screen in the entrance hall. We got a tour of the ground floor of the building. The people who work there have five restaurants, a hairdressers, a yoga room and a gym with four personal instructors! They even have a fridge beside their offices that they can help themselves to all day long. No one in Microsoft has their own desk, they just use which ever desk is free and they always work as a team. I like the way that no one is ever on their own.
Following the tour of the main floor we began our Dreamspace experience.
We had a demonstration for our guide, Ben, and he explained some things to us about artificial intelligence and clever ways that technology is used in today’s world to help improve and make peoples lives easier. We saw how AI can help people who have vision or hearing impairments and we had a chance to think about how technology could possible help us in the future. We had a hands on session where we got to explore some features of the Microsoft coding program and really enjoy exploring the endless possibilities of the program.
We had great fun, but it wasn’t over yet. We got treated to a yummy lunch and got a goodie bag each before we left. It really was a fantastic day out and we want to send a huge thank you to Microsoft for treating us so well!