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.
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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.
Episode 1: Bertie and the Stork
Released on: 21 April
This episode focuses on landfills and looks at actions like:
- Buying only what you need
- Using a compost bin
Episode 2: Bertie and the Orangutan
Released on: 28 April
This episode focuses on deforestation for the sake of palm oil and looks at actions like:
- Checking product labels before you buy something
- Writing to companies that uses palm oil in their products
Episode 3: Bertie and the Sea Turtle
Released on: 5 May
This episode focuses on plastic in our oceans and looks at actions like:
- Using a bag for life
- Using a refillable water bottle
Episode 4: Bertie and the Field Mouse
Released on: 12 May
This episode focuses on the dairy and meat industry and looks at actions like:
- Eating less meat
- Choosing alternatives to cows milk
Episode 5: Bertie and the Penguin
Released on: 19 May
This episode focuses on the melting ice caps and looks at actions like:
- Riding a bike
- Taking shorter showers
Episode 6: Bertie and the Elephant
Released on: 26 May
This episode focuses on illegal trafficking and killing of wildlife and looks at actions like:
- Making a t-shirt that says “Save the elephants”
- Donating to a charity that works with wildlife conservation
Episode 7: Bertie and the Fish
Release Date: 2 June
This episode focuses on polluted water and looks at actions like:
- Eating organic
- Growing your own produce
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