ANDOVER — While wind and rain battered against the windows of the Cormier Youth Center last week, students with the Andover High School Global Pathways program were transported to a park in Mexico City.
The students entered a “portal” — an inflatable space equipped with video and audio hookups — set up in the youth center, where they could talk with people connected through various networks all over the world.
The Andover Coalition for Education, or ACE, has funded the portal through Shared Studios, an organization that connects people internationally through their inflatable spaces.
On Friday, students from the high school’s Global Pathways program held a summit focused on examining the future of food and experimented with using the portal to discuss their ideas with people in Mexico City.
“We want this to be used as an incredible tool,” said Steve Chinosi, Andover Public Schools director of strategic innovation.

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