We have been working in partnership with Academy Award-winning British animators, Aardman, to inspire children to learn English.
By combining the UK’s world-leading educational framework with world-famous film and TV characters Shaun the Sheep and Timmy, we have created a dynamic and enjoyable way for children aged 2-6 to learn English.
How do we work together?
“We have worked hard over the last five years to build Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time into global brands entertaining children in over 150 countries around the globe.
We have built up a reputation for teaching children English for over 75 years. Informed by the latest research, we uncovered an opportunity to develop a global product portfolio for the early years market.
We identified Aardman as the ideal partner for creating an innovative and attractive learning offer for the 2-6 year old age group. Aardman bring the best of UK creativity to the partnership with their unique and distinctive visual style that appeals to both children and adults.
“We have worked hard over the last five years to build Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time into global brands entertaining children in over 150 countries around the globe. This is a great foundation to build a partnership with the British Council to create a package of fun and entertaining English Language learning experiences for early years or younger learners all over the world.”
Sean Clarke, Head of Rights and Brand Development, Aardman Animations.
Showcasing the best of the UK
By bringing the UK’s world-leading educational framework for Early Years (the Early Years Foundation Stage) to the global market, the partnership programme illustrates the UK as a leader in quality and trusted educational expertise. Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy introduces children and parents around the globe to the much-loved characters that Aardman have created and through this we promote the best of the UK’s creative industry internationally.