Quantum Sheep takes up residence at the Corinium Museum
The popular educational and interactive video game featuring time-travelling hero Quantum Sheep is now in Cirencester and being hosted by the Corinium Museum.
‘Quantum Sheep and the Wonderful Wolds’, developed by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, 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 - Iron Age, Roman, Medieval and Victorian. Along the way he encounters many natural wonders of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and discovers the impact of man upon the landscape.
Primary school teachers visiting the museum have the opportunity to use the game as an aid for pupils studying History and Geography at Key Stage 2. An accompanying lesson planning pack enables school groups to take full advantage of opportunities available.
The game is housed in a self-contained kiosk which has previously been located in other attractions including Bristol Zoo, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge and Stratford Leisure Centre.
Amanda Hart, Education Officer at the Corinium Museum said: “this is a wonderful addition to our computer interactives in the galleries, which will really add excitement and intrigue for pupils visiting us to study the past.”
PHOTOGRAPH ATTACHED: Children from Springfield School, Worcester enjoying the Cotswolds interactive game at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester.
Notes to editors:
1. ‘Quantum Sheep and the Wonderful Wolds’ was created with the help of The Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of the Cotswolds Conservation Board’s ‘Caring for the Cotswolds’ project.
Cotswolds AONB fact file
• The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is looked after by the Cotswolds Conservation Board – an independent organisation with 37 members, 15 nominated by local authorities, 8 by parish councils and 14 appointed by Government.
• The Government has designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks as our finest countryside and they are recognised as being of national importance.
• With its rolling hills and valleys the Cotswolds is the third largest protected landscape in England and Wales after the Lake District and Snowdonia. It covers 2,038 square kilometres (790 square miles), stretching from Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north, through Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, down to Bath and Wiltshire in the south.
• The Cotswolds AONB is the largest of the family of 49 AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.