Hi! Welcome to series two of the Sesame Tree outreach project. In series two we see the introduciton of two new characters, Archie and Claribelle and we welcome back our old friends Hilda and Potto. All four characters have new adventures and new experiences to share with you while still set in the context of real life for children in Northern Ireland.
Series one Lets Play and Learn Together was a success as evidenced by the promising research findings1 and the number of accolades the programme received e.g. the Cine Golden Eagle award for Best Children’s Programme in 2008. Both practitioners and parents valued it and children loved it. For this reason Hilda and Potto are back with all of their friends, including their new friends Archie and Claribelle. They all participate in answering a series of central questions based on educational and engaging topics.
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1. Larkin, E., Connolly, P. & Kehoe, S. (2009) A cluster randomised controlled trial evaluation of the effects of the Sesame Tree schools outreach pack on young children’s attitudes and awareness (Report 3), Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen’s University, Belfast.