Antarctic Waves is a BAFTA award-winning music resource for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level students (and equivalent UK qualifications) that uses real science, stunning images and extraordinary sounds from the Antarctic to inspire musical composition.
The Toolkit has three main areas;
- Virtual Tour
- a 'sights and sounds' tour of the Antarctic
- Making Music
- the interactive music section using bespoke sounds created from Antarctic sounds and including detailed Composing Guides
- which details the history of the production
Launched at the British Association's science festival in Leicester, Antarctic Waves was singled out by BAFTA then Vice President Lord Puttnam, for its quality educational content and for "helping to make BAFTA smart". The published citations described the project as “highly imaginative”, “clever”, “unusual” and “fresh”.
As well as a BAFTA award, Antarctic Waves was given a Sunday Times award and Jonathan Amos of the BBC described it as … “ice cool music”.
Antarctic Waves was developed by British Antarctic Survey