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  1. Arctic Outdoor Preschool PAL DVD

    Arctic Outdoor Preschool PAL DVD

    £15.00

    This award-winning documentary has captivated TV audiences and education experts around the world. Through the teachers and children at an outdoor preschool in northern Norway, it reveals an inspiring alternative to risk-averse schools and cotton-wool culture.

    Early Years educators around the world use this film to challenge the risk-averse attitudes currently diminishing children's opportunities to learn for real. For teachers, parents and children, Arctic Outdoor Preschool reveals the educational and personal development benefits that come from teaching children to manage risk rather than avoid it. Learning outdoors can be fun, healthy and interesting!

    Duration: 22min. Also available as digital download, part of Learning for Real compilation DVD, and Learning for Real screening package.

    Best Children's Programme, Northern Character Film Festival 2009.

    "Love this documentary! Amazing place and inspiring teachers and kids."

    Katie Moran, International School of Luxembourg



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  2. Learning For Real PAL DVD

    Learning For Real PAL DVD

    £30.00

    Three extraordinary documentaries showcasing the educational and personal development benefits of giving children REAL responsibility.   Children of different ages from different places around Europe challenge preconceptions about risk benefit, peer learning and early specialisation in these stimulating and entertaining true tales of the unexpected:

    •Arctic Outdoor Preschool (2008, 22min)

    •The Budapest Children's Railway (2008, 22min)

    •Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World (2006, 20min)

    Absorbing and thought-provoking. I love these kinds of stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It's amazing how much information there was in a short film.

    Jen Hardingham Cole, educational author, OUP.



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  3. The Ukes Down Under PAL DVD

    The Ukes Down Under PAL DVD

    £20.00

    A documentary on The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's legendary first tour of Australia, from standing ovations at Sydney Opera House to guerrilla gigs at a Queensland cattle market.

    This intimate, uplifting and entertaining film shows the band as they've never been seen before.

    64 min main feature plus 58 min Extras disc.

    "Brilliant! A perfect combination of concert footage, backstage repartee, bio material, uke club and fan interaction and witty graphics".

    Ukulele legend Jim Beloff.



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  4. Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World PAL DVD

    Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World PAL DVD

    £15.00

    How a Somerset school's lunchtime gardening club became a world centre for orchid conservation - an inspiring example of educational excellence and a challenge to our expectations of what children can achieve.

    Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World shows how Writhlington School's Orchid Club challenges conventional ideas about how early children should specialize and how high we should set our expectations. It makes growing flowers cooler and more fun than you could ever imagine...

    Duration: 20min.  This film is also available as a digital download, as part of the Learning for Real compilation DVD, and our Learning for Real Screening Package.



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  5. Chessboxing - You Saw It Here First PAL DVD

    Chessboxing - You Saw It Here First PAL DVD

    £20.00

    First look at the hybrid sport where brain meets brawn.

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  6. Learning for Real Screening Package

    Learning for Real Screening Package

    £50.00

    Community screening package for parent groups, schools or educational organizations.

    Organize your own screening of these three stimulating Learning for Real short documentaries to stimulate debate and inspire fresh thinking.

    Learning for Real in the truest sense! The trio of films were inspirational!

    Linn O'Carroll, artist, UK.



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