Just got this in the post today. Thought I would pass it on
(made me smile ... and who knows ... you may have some
budding technical kids who may be interested ...)
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Subject: REQUEST FOR HELP!
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 16:24:56 +0000
From: Alex Dundas <alex(a)princess.uk.com>
I am writing in the hope that you might be able to help me!
I am currently producing a new day-time television show for the BBC hosted
by Ruby Wax and I am looking for technically gifted children under the age
of ten/eleven who might be interested in taking part. If you could spare a
couple of minutes to read this email I would be extremely grateful!
"Life With Ruby" is a new day-time television show hosted by Ruby Wax
looking at life in the 21st century and how to survive it. At times
light-hearted, at times extremely serious, "Life With Ruby" looks at the
subjects that reflect the viewers¹ interests life and love, health and
fitness, family and friendship, money and careers.
In one of the key features of the programme, Ruby focusses on gifted
children with a technical streak. Why is it these days that anyone over the
age of 40 is made to feel stupid when a five year-old explains to them how
to set their video to record East Enders¹ four times a week, or shows them
how to surf the net in 30 seconds flat to order their shopping?
"Whizz Kids" features clever children who know how to programme videos, surf
the internet, build web-sites, programme mobile phones, write computer
programmes etc. Each piece will feature a clued up kid explaining a
new-fangled technical concept to an older relative or friend!
In keeping with the overall nature of the show, this feature will be fun and
light-hearted. We are looking for a wide range of children PREFERABLY UNDER
THE AGE OF TEN/ELEVEN (and accompanying adults!) who might enjoy taking part
in this show.
I wondered whether you would be able to help me in finding children that
might be interested in this through your organisation.
Our dead-line on this is fairly tight as we record our first programme on
Friday 14th December and finish in mid-January!
If you do know of anyone please do not hesitate to contact me on the address
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