KIOSKS INTRODUCE CITY CHILDREN TO COTSWOLDS
Primary school children across Bristol are being given the opportunity to learn more about the Cotswolds landscape in a fun and exciting way.
Three attractions in and around the city; Bristol Zoo, Noah's Ark Zoo Farm and Windmill Hill City Farm are hosting a new educational resource for Geography and History at Key Stage 2 in the form of state-of-the art kiosks, housing an interactive computer game.
'Quantum Sheep and the Wonderful Wolds' is designed to introduce the concept of landscape change over time to 7-11 year olds.
The game's hero, Quantum Sheep, takes youngsters on a journey through four eras in time. Along the way he encounters all sorts of flora and fauna and our heroic sheep also finds out about the impact of man upon the landscape.
Primary school teachers are being offered the opportunity to visit the attractions, with pupils studying History and Geography at Key Stage 2, to play on the kiosks. An accompanying lesson planning pack enables school groups to take full advantage of opportunities available.
The Kiosks have been created with the help of The Heritage Lottery Fund, by the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds Conservation Board.
The Chairman of the Cotswolds Conservation Board Niel Curwen said:
"The hope is that by bridging the gap in this way between Bristol and the Cotswolds AONB, youngsters in the city will become more aware of one of the UK's finest landscapes and potentially make a visit. It could lead to youngsters living in Bristol taking the opportunity to enjoy many of the outdoor activities in the AONB such as walking, riding or cycling. "