Local students will have the opportunity to participate in a digital education program to learn where their fresh food comes from, thanks to Woolworths’ Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tours.
Students will be able to use immersive AR and VR activities to take a virtual tour of a Woolworths store, as well as get closer to the farm, to help educate and inspire conversation about fresh fruit and vegetables.
Woolworths Umina and Woolworths Woy Woy Group Manager, Tim Burr, said Years Five and Six primary school students can now be the first to experience the digital program.
“As today’s fresh food people, we’re committed to helping Woy Woy Peninsula families make healthier and easier decisions when it comes to their lifestyles,” Burr said.
“A big way we can do that is by educating younger Aussies about where food comes from, the food production process, Aussie suppliers and growers, and the need to support a sustainable future.
“Our new Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tour achieves all this using technology to create a fun learning experience.
“Taking the Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tours online also enables teachers to bring the curriculum virtually to life, even if students are learning from home.
“Woy Woy Peninsula students can discover the importance of how their fresh food makes it into local stores and helps them build a healthier relationship with fruits and vegetables.”
The program was designed in collaboration with educators, food scientists and nutritionists, with students given the option of virtually ‘stepping on’ to an Australian farm to learn how produce is grown.
Teachers from schools in locations where home-based learning programs are underway can also alter the program to suit their existing online programs. The roll out of the new digital program will start with Years Five and Six and be available to Kindergarten to Year Four from early 2022.
Media release, Sept 6