Into our Forests with Keith Scholey

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Keith Scholey, Producer of Netflix documentary 'Our Planet' will be talking to STEM students about deforestation, nature, and conservation.

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We’re extremely excited to announce that Keith Scholey - award-winning Director of Silverback Films (famous for producing'Our Planet with David Attenborough' for Netflix) will be speaking at Bristol Grammar School on 28th March, sharing his work and educating STEM students about our incredible natural world.

Tickets to the event will help us to raise funds to take students from the Kamurasi School, Masindi, Uganda to the Budongo Forest near Masindi, letting them experience this incredible environment and gain a greater understanding of their country’s wildlife and why it must be protected and nurtured.

Children from all STEM schools are welcome to join us at what will be a fascinating talk!

Each ticket sold will enable one child from the Kamurasi school to visit the forest.

Conditions: children must be accompanied by a parent.

Dr Keith Scholey has been making nature documentaries since completing his PhD at Bristol university in 1982. These have included David Attenborough’s series ‘The Living Planet’ and ‘The Private Life of Plants’. He series produced Wildlife on One and created Big Cat Diary. He was head of the BBC Natural History Unit from 1998 – 2002 and later became the Controller of BBC Factual Productions. He is now a director of Silverback Films which recently made ‘Our Planet' for Netflix: a multi award winning series that that included 2 Emmy Awards. His next production is ‘David Attenborough – A Life on Our Planet', which premiers on 16th April in The Royal Albert Hall with a simultaneous cinema release across the UK.

After hearing about the STEM Science partnership project on Deforestation, Keith Scholey has offered to give a talk sharing clips from his fantastic documentaries. We aim to raise money to allow children from the Kamurasi School in Masindi, Uganda to visit their local rainforest where the population of chimpanzees is threatened. We hope these children will gain a greater understanding of this incredible environment and why it should be protected. They are currently not able to afford to visit. We, Children of Masindi are a Bristol based and UK registered charity who have spent 12 years working in partnership with teachers and staff at the inclusive Kamurasi school. Our trustees will accompany the visit to the rainforest in May this year. 

As part of the STEM project, a special song (composed by the children at Horfield Primary School) will be sung by Horfield Choir at the end of Keith’s presentation.

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