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Our award-winning original story Rockford’s Rock Opera is available as an audiobook, as Apps (with animated videos, pictures and music) and on DVD. It is being used in thousands of schools to teach about ecology and extinction. Our teacher friends have created lesson plans to go with the story and a selection are to download here. Visit our website www.RockfordsRockOpera.com for more information and many more free resources. “A thoroughly modern musical… with an ingenious story” THE GUARDIAN

Our award-winning original story Rockford’s Rock Opera is available as an audiobook, as Apps (with animated videos, pictures and music) and on DVD. It is being used in thousands of schools to teach about ecology and extinction. Our teacher friends have created lesson plans to go with the story and a selection are to download here. Visit our website www.RockfordsRockOpera.com for more information and many more free resources. “A thoroughly modern musical… with an ingenious story” THE GUARDIAN
An Musical Story about Extinction (KS1 and KS2)
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An Musical Story about Extinction (KS1 and KS2)

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Lost on Infinity is the award-winning original story from Rockford’s Rock Opera. Available as an audiobook, as Apps (with animated videos, pictures and music) and on DVD. What’s it About? Far away in the Sea of Tranquility is the Island of Infinity, home to the world’s lost creatures. Infinity has a secret for the world but Moog, a boy from Battersea in London, England, and Rockford his dog are the only ones who can deliver its message. Traveling to Infinity, Moog and Rockford are drawn into an adventure that threatens the entire human race. “Magical” THE OBSERVER “Stunning” BBC RADIO 4 “Amazing” THE TIMES “Wonderful” WWF “Heart Warming” THE INDEPENDENT “Superb” PRIMARY TIMES “A thoroughly modern musical… with an ingenious story” THE GUARDIAN Featuring and scripted by BBC writer and performer Steve Punt (a Wimbledon resident), it’s a story about animals, about extinction and the effect man is having on the planet, but it’s a positive and hopeful story which is now enchanting children and adults across the world. The first story is told over 4 apps Our apps are totally child (and classroom) safe with no in app purchasing or annoying ads. Part 1 (52 mins) is free to download: Apple: https://apps.apple.com/gb/developer/sweetapple-ltd/id429178858 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Sweetapple&hl=en Visit our website www.RockfordsRockOpera.com for more information and many more free resources. "The story is an ecological musical which demonstrates beautifully to children the effect man is having upon life on Earth, and is a wonderful mix of story, songs and effects. The story is aimed at 6-12 year olds but my 3 and 4 year old have been entranced…The music is fantastic with inspriation taken from The Beatles, The Flaming Lips and other great bands, this is no corny children’s story, but a wonderful tale as enchanting for grown ups as it is for children.” Science Sparks (Educational Blog)
Extinction Lesson Plans for KS1 and KS2
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Extinction Lesson Plans for KS1 and KS2

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‘The Tale of the Cocklebur Ick’ is a short (5 minute) song and video story featured in the ecological musical audiobook, Lost on Infinity by Rockford’s Rock Opera. It’s a sweet, but sad, tale that illustrates the meaning of extinction. In it, we are introduced to the Cocklebur Ick (a fictional creature from Victorian times) and join her on a journey to Infinity – the mystical island where the last of every species goes when it’s extinct. ‘The Tale of the Cocklebur Ick’ and Lost on Infinity are now being used as teaching resources by many thousands of schools across the world. They provide a sensitive and engaging way in which to introduce pressing ecological and extinction issues. Although ‘The Tale of the Cocklebur Ick’ is a little sad, the wider story and the messages behind it are hopeful and inspiring. This set of lesson plans include Lesson Plans for ages 5-7 (KS1): Literacy - understanding characters, plot and events, Role Play. Design - understanding the meaning of extinction Lesson Plans for ages 7-11 (KS2): Literacy - understanding the meaning of extinction English - nature’s secrets English/Poetry - words, rhythms, poems (1-2 weeks) Lesson Plan which can be adapted for all ages: Sequence of lessons based on camera angles used in ‘The Tale of the Cocklebur Ick’ Video To discover the whole 2.5 hour award winning story and to unlock hours of free educational materials download our Lost on Infinity / Rockford’s Rock Opera apps on Apple and Android. and visit our website, RockfordsRockOpera.com. Also available as a Read-Along App