by Little Angel Theatre
First episode out 21 April
Bertie is a bottle.
He used to be full of sparkling water, but now he is empty inside and lives at the rubbish dump. Bertie dreams that one day he will be recycled into a kite. But, for now, he is stuck in landfill.
Lilly is a stork. She lives close to the dump in a nest and she is Bertie’s best friend.
Although it is a little smelly, they like living at the dump. It is amazing to see all of the interesting things that humans throw away.
Bertie has to stay at the dump because he cannot fly, but Lilly travels across the skies to lots of new and different places.
Bertie… is an environmental entertainment and education series (7 episodes) for children aged 3 to 8 on LAT’s YouTube Channel. Lilly meets a different animal in a different place in the world in each episode, and children will learn about different environmental issues and consider how they can take their own steps to help combat climate change.
Bertie… is suitable for KS1 to support learning about the environment, as part of PSHE and Citizenship.
All puppets and set have been designed and made using found and recycled materials – LAT is committed to environmental sustainability in our actions as well as in our content.
Written and Directed by Samantha Lane
Set and Puppet Design by Emma Tompkins
Puppeteers and Voices – Lori Hopkins and Jessica Shead
Music and Sound Design by Zara Nunn
Filmed and Edited by Ben Hewis
Lighting by David Abra
Props by Katie Penn
Title Animation by Will Powers
Voice Recording by Christopher Bracher
With thanks to Work and Play Scrapstore