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RTPI launches new resource to nurture future planners

30 October 2017

The RTPI has launched a radio show specially designed to introduce 8 – 13 year olds to town planning and its importance to their daily lives.

Agent Plan -It And Anna (002)

“Agent Plan-it” is a collaboration between the Institute, Folder Media who produces the show, and Fun Kids, one of the UK’s leading interactive and multi-media channels for children and families.

Ten bespoke features with a focus on Key Stage 2 learning will begin broadcast today (30 October) at 5pm on DAB digital radio, the UK Radioplayer, as well as online at funkidslive.com and through smart devices.

Two key characters, Agent Plan-it and Anna the planner, will lead learners through various topics such as Why do we need town planners; Building a new development – Geography; Digital world  - future spaces; and Solving problems where you live.

Rupa Ahluwalia, RTPI Education Development Officer, said:

“Our volunteer ambassadors who regularly go into schools to raise awareness of the built environment told us that school children love to learn about planning towns, cities and the countryside. Teachers also feel the subject offers them much scope to explore not only in geography lessons but many other subjects, such as citizenship, history, design, law, politics, and science.

“A fun radio and online resource will be a fantastic addition to go hand in hand with our ongoing efforts to develop future planners. We'd like to thank all our partners who have helped us.”

More details about how to listen to the broadcast can be found here. Each feature is 3 minutes long and will be broadcast 10 times so there will be lots of opportunities to catch up if you miss one!

We would like to thank RTPI South East for their financial contribution, support and volunteer time given to this project.

More information about the RTPI Future Planners campaign is here

Members and volunteers can access other learning and outreach materials here