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Building Skyscrapers. This live-action videotape for children aged over three comes trailing two major awards. Guided by a New York construction manager and his eight-year-old co-host, viewers see how huge buildings are created. Pounds 9.99. Challoner Marketing, Raans Road, Amersham, Bucks HP6 6LL. Tel: 01494 725731.
The Second World War: The Home Front in the North West of England. The Home Front is brought to life in this video pack for key stage 3 from the North West Film Archive. Containing 95 minutes of archive footage, it is accompanied by comprehensive supporting notes with activities for pupils. Pounds 39.95. North West Film Archive, Minshull House, 47-49 Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3EU. Tel: 0161-247 3097.
Protecting Children: a Guide for Sportspeople. People who work with children in sports have an important role in protecting those who are being abused or are at risk. Aimed at centre managers, coaches, leaders, instructors and members of governing sports bodies, this pack offers advice. Pounds 6.99. Coachwise Ltd, 114 Cardigan Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BJ. Tel: 0113 2311310.
Revelation Image Pro. This very popular paint and image computer package is now available on Risc OS 3.1 with 24 bit Risc PC graphics. New effects and transformations include picture blending, colour shifting and lens simulation. Single user Pounds 49; primary site licence Pounds 190; secondary site licence Pounds 330. Preferential prices are being offered to existing Revelation users. Longman Logotron, 124 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 4ZS.
A Taste of Quality. Whatever you think of the Big Mac and the rest of the McDonald's menu most people would agree that it is an efficient business. This pack for 14 to 16-year-olds, which includes data sheets, photocopiable pupil sheets and a teacher's guide, explores how the McDonald empire controls quality. Free to all UK secondary schools. PO Box 934, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7BR.
French Tots: Very First French Words Through Songs and Games. Designed on the principle that children learn languages best when they are having fun, this pack for tots aged three to five contains games, pictures boards and a 60-minute cassette tape of songs. Pounds 5.99. Living and Learning, Abbeygate House, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. Tel: 0122 335 7744.