We believe that expanding children’s horizons and giving them access to a world beyond their immediate environment is more important than ever. Our ultimate vision at Lyfta is that children will have ‘visited’ every country in the world by the time they leave school. They will have met at least one human being from each of these countries; experienced different cultures, different languages, different jobs, roles and perspectives. They will have seen, and formed a connection with, hundreds of positive human stories modelling resilience, problem-solving, teamwork, and many other critical skills, values and competencies. They will be able to understand for themselves how interconnected and interdependent we are, and will have gained a deep awareness of their power and role in the world.
Lyfta is an award-winning learning platform, made up of interactive storyworlds that invites students to explore, and be immersed in, the stories of inspiring real people from around the world.
The platform is made up of an array of 360° spaces and soundscapes of real homes, workplaces and environments known as storyworlds. Students can explore each storyworld, unlocking rich media content as they move around the space, and can get to know real people through powerful and inspiring short documentary films. The interactive and immersive nature of the platform helps to ensure students are highly engaged and emotionally connected to their learning.
The content and resources are ideal for teaching a range of subjects including literacy, PSHE, RSE, PE, geography, citizenship, science, RE, and design & technology in primary, secondary and special schools. The ready-made lesson and assembly plans cover a range of vital themes such as sustainability, wellbeing, human diversity and compassion and are ideal for nurturing skills and values such as empathy, resilience, and critical thinking.
The teacher interface has been designed to make it quick and easy for teachers to plan lessons and assemblies across a number of topics. They can choose to use one of the 100+ existing lesson and assembly plans, adapt them to fit their learning objectives, or start new ones from scratch with the lesson builder tool.
The student interface, which features a quest tracker to guide students, supports flexible whole-class or independent/remote learning through a set of interactive questions and challenges. Students access their lessons using an internet-enabled laptop, PC or Ipad and a simple passphrase generated by the teacher.
Teachers can use Lyfta to immerse students in a world of human stories and inspire the next generation of global citizens.