Meet the team

Gary Futcher Learning & Engagement Lead - Real Immersive

As Learning & Engagement Lead for Real Immersive, Gary’s work focuses on activities, screenings and workshops for children, schools and families that provide opportunities to explore the power and potential of immersive tech.

Gary joined Real Ideas as a Consultant in June 2018 and he has delivered on a wide range of projects including the Arts Council’s Bridge programme, leading Artsmark in the south west, and developing Real Ideas’ education offer for children.

Education is his passion and the creative arts his love. After 4 years in arts marketing he trained to teach and has over 20 years’ experience in education. He has worked in a range of settings and has a strong insight into the successful features of rich, broad and balanced education.

As a former headteacher and English & Drama teacher by training Gary believes education is rooted in transformational change: the widening of horizons and the opening of doors to give young people a choice of possible futures. He is excited by the potential of immersive tech in this area and its ability to support learning, engagement and creativity.