Safewise Weymouth launch new appeal for virtual village

Safewise Weymouth launch new appeal for virtual village

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:33am 25th May 2020.

The real life learning and safety village are appealing for funds to develop their online project.

Safewise in Weymouth are creating a new virtual learning village for children.

The Education Centre wants to give people the skills to live safer lives after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safewise have learning villages in Bournemouth and Weymouth, they provide a safe and controlled environment for people to practice safety skills. 

There will be a 360 degree online model that replicates the real-life learning village. 

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Talbot Village Trust have confirmed funding to help start the Virtual Village project, but Safewise would like to secure more funding to develop the project further for schools.

Rob Hattersley is the Chief Executive of SafeWise, he says:

"I would like to thank Talbot Village Trust for their grant, and, indeed all our funding partners and corporate sponsors for their valuable support at this time.

"We are currently in the early stages of planning the Virtual Village, including how much it might cost, and welcome any interest from companies or organisations interested in partnering with us in this exciting development."

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They aim to create the same safety discussions and decision making, but with online skills. 

Rob says;

"The virtual learning village is an exciting new development which will grow over the coming months into a rich online resource on safewise.org.  It will ultimately form a key part of our service to schools, groups and other audiences when SafeWise bricks and mortar learning villages re-open.

"We're reaching out to teachers, families, groups, and particularly children, for suggestions and feedback. We want to check we're getting it right and ensure the virtual village really does meet the needs of our various audiences.

"We would love to hear views about our initial plans. Please visit www.safewise.org/virtual-learning-village to fill in a survey and find out how to get involved."