The Hotel Furchester – Starring LBHS Pupils!
This week we received some exciting news from CBeebies Radio – the episodes of ‘The Furchester Hotel’ that feature our pupils are nearly ready for the digital airwaves! The production of these episodes has been a painstaking process and the children, who were recorded as Year Two’s, will be aired in August!
Ten episodes have been created. The pupils were recorded in improvised scenarios, no scripts were used, only loose plot outlines. The children’s ideas, imagination and authentic words shaped the overall outcome of each episode. The scripts for Elmo and Phoebe were 100% written around the children’s own words that were recorded in our Drama Studio. The children are genuinely at the heart of every episode!
This method of recording is unique and the BBC producers are delighted with the outcome. They have passed on their sincere thanks for our involvement – especially our ‘little stars’, friendly staff and for the use of our excellent facilities! The series kicks off on the 10th August with a new episode available each week. They will be available to stream and download for free on the CBeebies website ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio ) or BBC iPlayer Radio ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pnn9d/episodes/downloads )
Well done to everyone involved! Here are the titles of the episodes which feature our children:
· Mrs Weatherhead and her Pet Spoon
· The Furchester Hotel Gets a Cold
· The Furchester Pet Parade
· The Mystery of the Tiny Key
· The Furchester Talent Show
· A Furchester Power Cut