PRODUCING educational material for kids isn’t really what you’d expect from a rock band.
But that’s exactly what Leeds group Being 747 are up to.
The trio have devised an educational programme called Amoeba To Zebra to teach children about evolution.
The concept charts the development of all living things from basic organisms to mankind – all set to catchy pop songs created to illustrate the facts by Being 747.
They’ve paid a lot of attention to detail and have even matched the programme up to the National Curriculum.
The end result is an hour-long combination of ultra-catchy pop songs, a slideshow and hard scientific facts.
Steve Morricone, of Wrath Records, has been working with the band on the project.
He said: “This show is intended to inspire kids to take an interest in biology and the environment through the medium of pop music. It’s aimed primarily at pre-GCSE-level high school students, but is also suitable for the latter years of primary schools.”
The show is newly-developed, but it has already been aired in front of PhD students at the latest Leeds University Rock and Beast convention, about deep sea systems.
Now the band are looking for schools who want to showcase the performance during the autumn term, ideally in the Yorkshire area.
Once they have conquered their home county, the band intend to start performing the show up and down the country ... and maybe even beyond.
To find out more about Amoeba To Zebra and check out demos, visit www.myspace.com/amoebatozebra.