«Together, the Ministry and Rai, in this very special year, have re-knotted the threads of an alliance that had unfortunately been somewhat lost, and which now, thanks to the sensitivity of the leaders of public television, has been relaunched, and will continue over time. It is a precious alliance that brings together our and your best professional skills in the interest of the school ». This was stated by the Minister of Education Lucia Azzolina, in a video message on the occasion of the presentation at the Prix Italia (inaugurated today by the President of the Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati and by the president of Rai Marcello Foa) of the Rai Gulp program The Band of Out of Class. “The collaboration with Rai, a true act of public service, was an important help when pupils were forced to study from home, and it operated on several levels, looking at the little ones with The Band of Out of Class, to the older ones with School on TV con the lessons held by the teachers of our schools, and to a transversal audience with the broadcast Masters which was also able to count on the collaboration of important names in the culture of our country ». And he announced: «all this will go on: the aforementioned programs will continue, even now that our children have returned to school, in the classrooms, because we have decided not to waste what has been achieved in recent months. Indeed, we want to enhance it by giving the school the quality space it deserves ».
A nice recognition, therefore, for the effort made by the management of Rai Ragazzi, in people by the director Luca Milano and the deputy director Mussi Bollini, who have been able to react promptly to the difficulties dictated by the Covid emergency, to provide true public service. “In a few months, social interactions increased by 70 percent, and that’s not all when the program ended with the end of the academic year there was a loud request for him to come back: they wrote to us, students, very young, and older, parents and teachers “confirms Luca Milano who is also responsible for the Kids Department of Viale Mazzini at the presentation of the new season of the lucky The Band of the Star Players which returns from September 28th. A program dedicated to children aged 8 to 14, capable of educating while having fun, which has managed to guarantee, since last April 17 (day of the first episode), a daily live broadcast (from Monday to Friday) for 37 episodes of three hours each. “All subjects were covered, from Italian to mathematics, passing through history, geography, science, English, art education and music, as well as physical education with the contribution of the young champions of the Rai Gulp program Sport Stories»Says the conductor Mario Acampa.
With the reopening of the schools, the program signed by Federico Taddia returns in the afternoon for five days a week in after-school functions: from 28 September on Rai Gulp broadcast on channel 42 on digital terrestrial and 142 in HD on TivuSat, from Monday to Friday from 14.40 to 16.10 live from the CPTV of Turin, from 14.40 to 16.10. “We were born in the emergency as a replacement of the school, in this further step we want to become co-present with respect to school activities” added Mussi Bollini.
Live from the Rai Production Center in Turin, band leader Mario Acampa will give voice to the students’ questions entrusting them to a “band” of particularly communicative teachers: every day a primary school teacher will give an in-depth lesson concerning the school year, he will give instructions for a fun interactive workshop and help the children with their homework. A group of teachers, popularizers, writers and exponents of the world of culture called for short lessons, sometimes on strictly scholastic topics, other times on topics of general interest, will accompany the band in the afternoon. Speaking of current affairs: the most important news of the day will be explained daily in connection with a journalist.
With regard to the offer of Rai Ragazzi, Rai Yoyo, without advertising and intended for children, and Rai Gulp, there are many new arrivals such as, on Rai Gulp, the first weather forecasts designed for kids. From tomorrow, at 18, on channel 42, it will be there Green Meteo. The program, conducted by Riccardo Cresci, and produced by Rai Pubblica Utilità and Rai Ragazzi, will be offered every Friday based on data from the Air Force Weather Service. The weather forecast for the weekend is combined with information on the environment from young researchers, with a view to educating the very young on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be achieved by 2030. Viewers can interact via Twitter , Facebook and Instagram. All the episodes can be reviewed on www.raiplay.it