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B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure
B4SchoolFUN - A Children's Television Initiative by The Sydney Props Group of Companies

A Children’s Television Initiative

Alphabet Adventure is a series of 26 x 10 minute shows designed to help preschool children quickly develop reading, comprehension and numeracy skills.

Each episode focusses on one letter of the alphabet and uses sight word recognition, pronunciation, symbol and contextual imagery, oral vocabulary and comprehension to aid understanding.

Numeracy is addressed using simple number concepts, patterns, measurement and shape.

Each episode is an exploration of concepts within a framework that incorporates story telling, puppetry, song and dance, craft and appreciation of the natural environment.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

The Cast

The format of each show follows a series of story-connected segments presented by host Miss Georgie (Georgie Elvy) playing a school teacher and supported by cast of characters including:

Principal Pete (Peter Henwood) school principal
Max Music (Jeff Camilleri) music teacher
Magic Mel (Melanie Holden) head of the school IT
Charmaine (Charmaine Lett) arts and crafts

A supporting part is also played by Copy Cat, a character who’s role it is to help reinforce ideas and improve memory retention.

Each show will feature child actors interacting with the principal cast in activities such as craft, natural world studies and story time.

The show will also feature the following puppetted characters: Roo Blue (Blue Kangaroo), Missy Mu (Red Emu), Snooze (Koala) and Ollie (Owl)

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

The Idea

Within the framework of the 26 letters of the Alphabet our educational modules embrace age appropriate, gentle introduction of educational objectives with literacy, numeracy, science, drama, movement and creative arts and craft.

Our targeted pre-schoolercourse is designed to introduce Fun as the centre of learning. Our program encourages the family and preschool community to engage and share the fun of learning.

Each episode is a dynamic exploration that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet and develops to incorporate ideas about word usage, song and dance, introducing literacy numeracy, appreciation of the natural world and the living things that inhabit it.

The modules strongly reinforce the sense of warmth and community essential to preschool.

The Idea

Within the framework of the 26 letters of the Alphabet our educational modules embrace age appropriate, gentle introduction of educational objectives with literacy, numeracy, science, drama, movement and creative arts and craft.

Our targeted pre-schoolercourse is designed to introduce Fun as the centre of learning. Our program encourages the family and preschool community to engage and share the fun of learning.

Each episode is a dynamic exploration that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet and develops to incorporate ideas about word usage, song and dance, introducing literacy numeracy, appreciation of the natural world and the living things that inhabit it.

The modules strongly reinforce the sense of warmth and community essential to preschool.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

The Content

Concepts relating to friendship, kindness, forgiveness and understanding are explored within the framework of onscreen character interactions and higher level concepts such as respect, motivation, self esteem and reward are also explained and reinforced via story tasks and character development.

This development, whereby a particular character shows growth in response to kindness and mentoring, is a constant evolving narrative through the series.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Content
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Fun is a reoccurring theme!

FUN is a reoccurring theme

The emphasis is on Fun and Learning and each show is shaped stylistically through the use of colour, shape and wonderfully themed environments.

The series will feature original music specially written for each segment and incorporate the talents of local artists.

FUN is a reoccurring theme

The emphasis is on Fun and Learning and each show is shaped stylistically through the use of colour, shape and wonderfully themed environments.

The series will feature original music specially written for each segment and incorporate the talents of local artists.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Fun is a reoccurring theme!

Sydney Props Group

Production of Alphabet Adventure will leverage the resources of the Sydney Props Group and make extensive use of the studio complex and prop and set making facility.

Sydney Props has 8 studios, including green screen and soundproof studios, as well as full production crew.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Sydney Props Group
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Sydney Props Group

Sydney Props Group

Production of Alphabet Adventure will leverage the resources of the Sydney Props Group and make extensive use of the studio complex and prop and set making facility.

Sydney Props has 8 studios, including green screen and soundproof studios, as well as full production crew.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Style

The Style

The visual style of each episode is heavily influenced by a specific theme. Energetic and uplifting songs are staged in colourful sets, some stylised like a 50’s Diner, a Pirate Ship or lush Jungle.

Each show will feature four 1 minute songs that reinforce and add emphasis to the themes and ideas being presented. In most cases these song and dance numbers include the active participation of the young members of the cast.

Content will include segments on:

Literacy
Numeracy
The Natural World
Music and Dance
Drama
Arts and Craft

Educational Themes

Literacy
Sight word recognition, meaning, pronunciation, symbol and contextual imagery, oral vocabulary and comprehension

Numeracy
Simple number concepts, patterns, measurement and shape

The Natural World
The world, living things, growth, location, temperature and colour

Music Drama Dance
Voice, rhythm, movement, rhyme, celebration

Arts and Crafts
Communication and expression through creativity and imagination.

Personal Development
Feelings, friendship, kindness, forgiveness,  understanding, respect, motivation, self esteem and reward

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Themes

Alphabet Themes

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - A is for Animal

A for Animal

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - B is for Beach

B for Beach

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - C is for Colour

C for Colour

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - D is for Dance

D for Dance

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - E is for Earth

E for Earth

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - F is for Food

F for Food

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - G is for Garden

G for Garden

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - H is for House

H for House

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - I is for Inside

I for Inside

J is for Jump

J for Jump

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - K is for Kitchen

K for Kitchen

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - L is for Library

L for Library

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - M is for Music

M for Music

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - N is for Number

N for Number

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - O is for Opposite

O for Opposite

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - P is for Party

P for Party

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Q is for Question

Q for Question

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - R is for Recycle

R for Recycle

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - T is for Transport

S for Space

T for Transport

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - U is for Underwater

U for Underwater

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - V is for Vegetable

V for Vegetable

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - W is for Water

W for Water

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - X marks the Spot

X marks the Spot

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Y is for Yourself

Y for Yourself

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Z is for Zebra

Z for Zebra

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Outcomes

Educational Outcomes

  • Letter and word recognition.
  • Pronunciation.
  • Real world objects and their names.
  • Love of reading.
  • Numbers, counting and simple maths.
  • Place and location, home and safety.
  • Children associate learning as fun and develop fundamental skills in literacy, numeracy, art and craft, science, movement and song.
  • Empathy, respect and responsibility.
  • A sense of community.
  • Foster curiosity, discovery, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination.

Production Team

Executive Producer – Greg Hancock

Director / Supervising Producer – Peter Henwood

Producer – Ciaran Jordan

Production Manager – Annabelle Elvy

DOP – Aleksei Vanamois

Production Designer – Paul Wells

Puppetry – Rebecca Hall

Makeup – Zara Luckey

Camera – Jordan Alison

Camera – Mitchell Hancock

Cam/Lighting Assist – Roy Sherfan

Lighting Assist – Mitchell Hancock

Grips – Luke Restall

Design Assist – Lewis Grant

Artist/Illustrator – Isaac Nixon

Runner – Tiarna Stahmer

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Themes
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Themes

Production Team

Executive Producer – Greg Hancock

Director / Supervising Producer – Peter Henwood

Producer – Ciaran Jordan

Production Manager – Annabelle Elvy

DOP – Aleksei Vanamois

Production Designer – Paul Wells

Puppetry – Rebecca Hall

Makeup – Zara Luckey

Camera – Jordan Alison

Camera – Mitchell Hancock

Cam/Lighting Assist – Roy Sherfan

Lighting Assist – Mitchell Hancock

Grips – Luke Restall

Design Assist – Lewis Grant

Artist/Illustrator – Isaac Nixon

Runner – Tiarna Stahmer

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Themes

Cast

Presenters
Georgie Elvy
Peter Henwood
Rebecca Hall
Charmaine Lett
Melanie Holden
Jeff Camilleri

Child Actors
Elena Hancock
Allegra Malki
Annie Saul
Sienna Kay
Ava Kay
Bronte Trefilletti
Indiana Matthews
Martin XU
Maroun-Claude
Charlie Roland

BIOS – Principals

Greg Hancock

Executive Producer
Original concept for B4SchoolFUN Show
Series Co-writer
Casting
Head of Educational Content Development
Director of Musical Composition (Bachelor of Music)
Owner of production facilities at The Sydney Props Group
Crew acquisition and co-ordination

B4School FUN - Greg Hancock
B4School FUN - Greg Hancock

BIOS – Principals

Greg Hancock

Executive Producer
Original concept for B4SchoolFUN Show
Series Co-writer
Casting
Head of Educational Content Development
Director of Musical Composition (Bachelor of Music)
Owner of production facilities at The Sydney Props Group
Crew acquisition and co-ordination

B4School FUN - Peter Henwood

Peter Henwood

Director / Supervising Producer
Audio Visual Concepts for Early Childhood Learning
Script Supervision and Script Co-writer
Music Composer
Illustration and Animation

Ciaran Jordan

Ciaran Jordan is a prolific young producer of Feature Films, Management, Tvc’s & Music. He studied Producing and Art Direction at AFTRS and  SAFTV.

Working in production and as a producer on feature film’s Australia, Wolverine 1 & 2, The Great Gatsby, MadMax Fury Road, Mao’s Last Dancer, Uninhabited, X and as a producer on Wyrmwood and The School TV Series include Top Gear Australia, Underbelly, So You Think You Can Dance, Home & Away, Police Rescue, and kids programs Magical Tales and Larry the lawnmower.

Produced music video clip’s for International artists such as Daft Punk, Martin Garrix, Kim Cesarion, James Blake, Tonight Alive/Amazing Spiderman 2, Justice Crew, Dami Im, Samatha Jade, Delta Goodrem, and Nathaniel.

Ciaran was a Tropfest Finalist with Idea Garage as one of the Producer’s on Darkness Comes.

B4School FUN - Ciaran Jordan
B4School FUN - Ciaran Jordan

Ciaran Jordan

Ciaran Jordan is a prolific young producer of Feature Films, Management, Tvc’s & Music. He studied Producing and Art Direction at AFTRS and  SAFTV.

Working in production and as a producer on feature film’s Australia, Wolverine 1 & 2, The Great Gatsby, MadMax Fury Road, Mao’s Last Dancer, Uninhabited, X and as a producer on Wyrmwood and The School TV Series include Top Gear Australia, Underbelly, So You Think You Can Dance, Home & Away, Police Rescue, and kids programs Magical Tales and Larry the lawnmower.

Produced music video clip’s for International artists such as Daft Punk, Martin Garrix, Kim Cesarion, James Blake, Tonight Alive/Amazing Spiderman 2, Justice Crew, Dami Im, Samatha Jade, Delta Goodrem, and Nathaniel.

Ciaran was a Tropfest Finalist with Idea Garage as one of the Producer’s on Darkness Comes.

B4School FUN - Jeff Camilleri

Jeff Camilleri

Music Producer Song Writer, Singer and Musical Arrangements

Jeff Camilleri is best known as a musician, playing a supporting role as side-man to some of Australia’s top artists. Currently as bassist to both Graeme Connors and Mario Millo. Both giants in their field with a swag of awards and loads of accolades. Jeff sings and plays acoustic and electric guitars and basses as well as drums and percussion.

Jeff has composed and arranged songs since he started playing music 35 years ago. As well as composing Jeff has a keen interest in music education. He has taught at many schools and institutions sharing his love and passion for music with young musicians. As a music educator Jeff has penned the learning material for three acclaimed music apps available on Apple App Store.

BIOS – Presenters

Georgie Elvy

Early Childhood Professional
Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Early Years Training “The Planning Cycle – Let’s make it easy!”
Synthesis Trainers and Consultants “Cultural Competence”
“Child Protection Awareness”
Over 7 years experience working in Early Childhood settings across Australia

Georgie plays Miss Georgie in B4SchoolFUN

B4School FUN - Georgie Elvy
B4School FUN - Georgie Elvy

BIOS – Presenters

Georgie Elvy

Early Childhood Professional
Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Early Years Training “The Planning Cycle – Let’s make it easy!”
Synthesis Trainers and Consultants “Cultural Competence”
“Child Protection Awareness”
Over 7 years experience working in Early Childhood settings across Australia

Georgie plays Miss Georgie in B4SchoolFUN

B4School FUN - Melanie Holden

Melanie Holden

Singer, Musician, Character Actor and Model
UWS Nepean BA Primary (2years)
Vocal Actor
Singing Teacher –Natasha’s Arts Theatre (children) Glee Club
Children’s Bingo Director –Kids Fun Day
Character Actor
Promo Director
Backing Vocalist

Melanie plays Magic Mel in B4SchoolFUN

Peter Henwood

Musician and Actor – Acts on Show
Producer and Song Writer
Director and co script writer : Captain Jack & The Pirate Cat’ Children’s Show: Australian National Maritime Museum
Script Writer and Music Score : ‘Morris The Melon’ -Children’s Show
Actor: Sergeant John Kennedy & James Murphy : Colonial & Gold Rush, Educational Shows touring NSW Primary Schools
Willy Wonka Character: Touring Australia, New Zealand, Fiji
Music Teacher and Acting Coach

Peter plays Principal Pete in B4SchoolFUN

B4School FUN - Peter Henwood
B4School FUN - Peter Henwood

Peter Henwood

Musician and Actor – Acts on Show
Producer and Song Writer
Director and co script writer : Captain Jack & The Pirate Cat’ Children’s Show: Australian National Maritime Museum
Script Writer and Music Score : ‘Morris The Melon’ -Children’s Show
Actor: Sergeant John Kennedy & James Murphy : Colonial & Gold Rush, Educational Shows touring NSW Primary Schools
Willy Wonka Character: Touring Australia, New Zealand, Fiji
Music Teacher and Acting Coach

Peter plays Principal Pete in B4SchoolFUN

B4School FUN - Charmaine

Charmain Lett

Originally from the Noongar region of Western Australia.

Charmaine now resides in Sydney and has been an Indigenous Youth Mentor for Recreational Arts and Crafts activities.

To further her communication of Arts, Crafts and Indigenous Culture she is currently studying Screen and Media.

Charmaine heads up the Arts and Crafts activities in B4SchoolFUN


Jeff Camilleri

Jeff is best known as a musician, playing a supporting role as side-man to some of Australia’s top artists. Currently as bassist to both Graeme Connors and Mario Millo. Both giants in their field with a swag of awards and loads of accolades. Jeff sings and plays acoustic and electric guitars and basses as well as drums and percussion.

Jeff has composed and arranged songs since he started playing music 35 years ago. As well as composing Jeff has a keen interest in music education. He has taught at many schools and institutions sharing his love and passion for music with young musicians. As a music educator Jeff has penned the learning material for three acclaimed music apps available on Apple App Store.

Another side to Jeff is his long service as an Australian Army Musician. Jeff served from 2004 for 15 years. The Army Band is recognised as a world-class military band, with a proud history of service to the Australian community performing both in Australia and abroad enhancing the image and culture of the Army through music and ceremony.

Jeff plays Max The Music Man in  B4SchoolFUN

B4School FUN - Jeff Camilleri
B4School FUN - Jeff Camilleri

Jeff Camilleri

Jeff is best known as a musician, playing a supporting role as side-man to some of Australia’s top artists. Currently as bassist to both Graeme Connors and Mario Millo. Both giants in their field with a swag of awards and loads of accolades. Jeff sings and plays acoustic and electric guitars and basses as well as drums and percussion.

Jeff has composed and arranged songs since he started playing music 35 years ago. As well as composing Jeff has a keen interest in music education. He has taught at many schools and institutions sharing his love and passion for music with young musicians. As a music educator Jeff has penned the learning material for three acclaimed music apps available on Apple App Store.

Another side to Jeff is his long service as an Australian Army Musician. Jeff served from 2004 for 15 years. The Army Band is recognised as a world-class military band, with a proud history of service to the Australian community performing both in Australia and abroad enhancing the image and culture of the Army through music and ceremony.

Jeff plays Max The Music Man in  B4SchoolFUN

B4School FUN - Collaboration

Collaboration

B4SchoolFUN Alphabet Adventure is a co-production between The Sydney Props Group, Acts on Show and Can’t Be Stopped Productions and Management.

The show is a collaborative effort with the creative input of many people including:

Greg Hancock
Peter Henwood
Ciaran Jordan
Georgie Elvy
Melanie Holden
Jeff Camilleri
Mitchell Hancock

The Sydney Props Group incorporates five entities:
Sydney Props Specialists
Custom Elements
Chair Cover Candelabra
Sydney Props Photo Studios
Sydney Event Services

Production Principals

Greg Hancock – Managing Director
Craig Watson – General Manager
EnayatKhan – Financial Controller
Annabelle Elvy – Studio Manager/Production Manager
Paul Wells – Production Design

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

A Children’s Television initiative leveraging the production resources of the Sydney Props Group of Companies

B4SchoolFUN
Greg Hancock – Executive Producer
+61 411 550 652
16 Carrington Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
info@b4schoolfun.com.au