BBC Worldwide to kickstart Go Jetters schools initiative

Campaign will initially target 200 Year One classes including activities and competitions.

BBC Worldwide has unveiled plans for a new schools initiative for its Go Jetters property.

Based on the characters and geography themes from the CBeebies series, the activity will initially target 200 Year One classes, with the aim being to bring the values and educational entertainment of Go Jetters to the classroom along with a take-home colouring competition and magazine.

BBC Worldwide will provide each class with specially-created packs to help teachers plan lessons around a selection of geography-based activities from Go Jetters.

The packs will also contain materials to use in the class and for the children to take home from Go Jetters licensees including Immediate Media, Fisher-Price, Penguin and Ravensburger.

Each pack also contains a brand new mascot for every participating class – a cuddly 10-inch Ubercorn. Each weekend, a different child in the class will have the opportunity to take Ubercorn and his Travel Journal home with them.

There is also a competition for each class to design their own new local landmark. The winning school will receive a visit from the Ubercorn costume character who will make an appearance at their school summer fete or sports day in 2018.

In addition, every child has the chance to win one of ten bundles of Go Jetters goodies and family trips to Alton Towers by entering a take-home colouring competition.

“We are really excited to be launching this campaign to Year One classes in the UK,” commented Nancy Twynam, head of marketing at BBC Worldwide. “We wanted to find an interesting way of bringing the geographic themes of the show to life in the classroom and at home, and feel the initiative we’ve put together with Playtime PR will really help us nurture a the next wave of Go Jetters fans.

“We’ll be actively engaging with every teacher and teaching assistant who signs up, evaluating the popularity and effectiveness of the packs and gauging how the children are reacting to the themes from the show.”

The campaign kicks off with a recruitment drive in July to roll out to schools in early September for the new school year.

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