Pickatale supports Sustainable Development and promotes reading for pleasure through an online digital library that can be accessed by children and adults through a dedicated ‘Pickatale for Schools’ app.
This content supports topics taught across the various curriculums and this year, in particular, has a focus on PSHE (National Schools’ Curriculum – Personal, Social, Health, Economic) and Well-Being. Looking forward, it was decided that we should create content on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as these incorporate subject areas that need to be addressed by all of humanity.
In order to help support educators and mainstream teachers across the globe raise awareness of the topics that are included, we decided to purpose the books for 9-11 year-olds. We felt the best way to tell the story was in a pupil’s voice when discussing these sensitive topics.
As a consequence, we commissioned JD Savage to author the series. JD is a highly respected freelance writer for Eco-Kids Planet, the nature and science magazine for kids. Winner of the Gold Award in 2018, 2019 and 2020 Parents’ Choice awards. In addition, he was a co-writer for the BAFTA-winning kids’ TV series Ripley and Scuff.
The SDGs were written in 2015, and that seems like a long time ago. Plus, the world has changed a lot in the last year and a half due to COVID, so join our news reporters Scooper, his friend Shuka and Dr Drone as they explore what the goals are, how they’re doing, and how we can make a difference. It’s up to all of us: governments, businesses, society and us, kids, to work together to build a better future.
To access this 17-book series for free alongside our extensive and exclusive digital library, just register for ‘Pickatale for Schools’ here.
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“tellus” is a Latin word meaning “Earth” e.g. Tellus Mater the ancient Roman Earth Mother Goddess