Children at a Lincoln school are planning to wow TV executives in a race to become the faces of an exotic new series. Four up-and-coming stars from Yarborough School in Riseholme Road, Lincoln, will be selected from more than 30 of their peers to appear on a brand new CBBC television programme.
And to film it, they will be whisked away to South Africa to work as junior game rangers in Kruger National Park. Head of drama Katie Cummins has transformed the school’s drama department since she took up the post in September.
“The BBC contacted me only last Friday and it’s because they haven’t worked with any kids from Lincolnshire in a while,” she said.
“I thought it would be an exciting opportunity. The students have had to fill in application forms detailing why they would like to go to South Africa.
The show, which is set to run for 13 episodes, will see the chosen four join a further four South African children for a month. They will track, care for and live among some of the most beautiful animals on earth.