Longleat's Junior Rangers are Being Launched Into Schools
Junior Rangers, a 40-part web series based from Longleat, is being launched into Primary Schools later this month.
The Junior Ranger podcasts have been produced by a professional television cameraman and are presented by his two children, Joe (aged 12 years) and Annie (aged 10 years).
The 5 - 7 minute episodes have been aired on both the Longleat website and iTunes over the last year and have received a fabulous response from visitors of all ages in the UK and abroad. The series was also recently nominated for ‘Best Online Production’ by the Royal Television Society (Southern Region), which is a tremendous achievement for Longleat.
A selected number of Primary Schools will receive a free DVD containing five sample Junior Ranger episodes. The topics covered are featured within the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum making them a useful teaching tool. It is hoped that they will be used in class as part of their schools teaching programme.
Longleat’s Head of Education, Florence Wallace, said “Many of the Junior Ranger episodes have educational content and schools should be aware that they are free to download from the Longleat website. Some of them also have associated ‘Activity Sheets’ that can be downloaded, photocopied and used in class. We have featured three of these on the DVD being sent out to schools.”
Longleat is also offering these selected schools an exclusive discount for a school visit during the 2010/2011 academic calendars. Once at Longleat, schools will receive a free educational animal talk in the new Animal Adventure attraction.
“The shows have been a vital addition to the website as, following the success of BBC Animal Park, we have realised just how interested visitors are to see what goes on behind the scenes. We have just turned the concept slightly on its head and have tried to produce something specifically for kids by kids. Although, we are pretty confident that mum and dad watch it too!” Florence added
If you would like to be added to the Longleat database in order to receive a Junior Ranger DVD please contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving details of your school. Alternatively, you can view the Junior Ranger episodes and download the ‘Activity Sheets’ by visiting www.longleat.co.uk and clicking on Junior Rangers.
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