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CLIP 13288

Living and going to school on an island - William Whiskerson

Living and going to school on an island - William Whiskerson
Key Info
  • Living and going to school on an island - William Whiskerson
  • Duration: 09:47
  • William Whiskerson travels to the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands lying off the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. He meets Zoe and Isaac whose family run a holiday cottage business on the Island of Bryher. They visit key local landmarks, discover Bryher's wildlife and see how goods and people are transported to and from the island. William then visits the children's school, journeying by boat to the neighbouring island of Tresco. He is surprised to discover the school only has twelve pupils and two classes. Aerial shots and general views combined with maps, graphics and children's comments introduce us to the human and physical features of Bryher. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in January 2012 as part of the series The Adventures of William Whiskerson.
  • Subject:



    Seaside and Coast

  • Keywords: map, globe, oblique, explorer, mouse, home, living, geography, geographical, tourist, atlantic, ocean, gulf, stream, helicopter, bay, coast, islands, isle, rock, flotsam, jetsam, isle, dolphin, seal, quay, beach, town, hill, ferry, WilliamWhiskerson
Ideas for use in class
  • Developing geographical vocabulary, using maps and images to describe what places are like and where they are; investigating a contrasting locality in the UK and how children travel to school; discussing the characteristics of place through landscape features, jobs, travel and transport; recognising how climate is influenced by location.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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