Students and teachers in Birmingham, England, will be able to test plans for rebuilding their schools using a computer-game style virtual world, reports the BBC. A project linking schools and software developers will allow schools to experiment with different furniture layouts and building designs. It has been likened to playing a computer game in which characters can move around a 3D environment. Birmingham has plans to rebuild or refurbish 82 secondary schools. Birmingham City Council's education director, Sylvia McNamara, says the virtual tool will give "students, school leaders, governing bodies, and the local community the opportunity to creatively engage with...

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