The Farm Safety Foundation receives a boost from the National Lottery

The Farm Safety Foundation has received £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to improve and innovate its award-winning education programme.

Since 2015, the Farm Safety Foundation has delivered its Introduction to Farm Safety training to more than 10,000 agricultural students and young farmers at 41 different land-based colleges and universities throughout the UK and through the Young Farmers Clubs network.

Thanks to the National Lottery funding, organisers of the Farm Safety Foundation said its impactful education programme will be given a major tech refresh for the new decade.

The 2020 education programme will introduce ground-breaking technology in the shape of Virtual Reality (VR) which will allow it to continue to pioneer unique, innovative & engaging farm safety training for agricultural students.

Genea Lynch, digital director of Warwickshire-based Captivate Reality, said: “It’s been fantastic for Captivate Reality to work with the Farm Safety Foundation to deliver its new Virtual Reality training.

“VR progresses training seminars to the next level, offering safe and immersive learning environments, reducing costly logistics to far reached locations or hazardous surroundings. We look forward to continuing and developing this exciting project further.”

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