Years 5 and 6 primary school students across the Manning and Great Lakes can now be the first to experience Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tours online.
Students will now be able to use immersive augmented and virtual reality activities which include a virtual tour of a Woolworths store, as well as get a look at the farms to help educate and inspire conversation about fresh fruit and vegetables.
The redesign comes as new Woolworths research shows that less than half of the children in NSW and ACT surveyed aged 6-14 could correctly identify a leek, apricot or a beetroot.
"We're committed to helping Manning and Great Lakes families make healthier and easier decisions when it comes to their lifestyles," said Woolworths Forster, Taree and Tuncurry group manager, Danial Melia.
"Taking the discovery tours online also enables teachers to bring the curriculum virtually to life, even if students are learning from home."
The tour was the first national program of its kind when it began in 2018, and to date more than 260,000 Australian school and early learning centre students have participated in the in-store experience.
A South Australian tomato grower said he is thrilled that Manning and Great Lakes students can virtually step onto his farms to learn about how fresh fruit and veggies grow.
Manning and Great Lakes schools interested in participating in the new digital program can request a free classroom kit that contains all the materials and lesson plans required, along with access to a supporting discovery tours app.