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Toikido bring the party to Liverpool School

Toikido, The creators of UEFA’s official mascot for iEuro 2024, “Albärt”, who was designed to get children across Europe physically active, have now set their sights on supporting primary schools with their KS1 & 2 music and art lessons, in a nationwide pilot which will be visiting Kirkby CofE Primary School in Liverpool on Wednesday 24th April.

Internationally renowned toy and entertainment Toikido, who last year released their Roblox game, “Piñata Smashlings”, to much acclaim, have partnered with education experts iChild to engage young learners and encourage their passion for creative academic subjects.

Toikido bring the party to Liverpool School

Toikido will provide participating schools with a free resource pack containing three lessons supporting the music and art curriculum for KS1 and KS2, as well as extension ideas for art and design and English.

The packs have been designed to blend learning with fun by featuring beloved game characters from Piñata Smashlings including “Berry Boo, Tutti Bel, Jasper, Jet and Noakes”. Utilising music from the upcoming Piñata Smashlings album “Smashling Hits”, students will learn the importance of pulse, rhythm, and sound effects, which they will later use to create their very own musical story. They will also undertake a range of art activities including designing their own Piñata Smashlings character.

Accompanied by a number of colourful costume characters and members of the studio’s team, Grammy award winning producer and Toikido’s Head of Music, Jason Perry, will visit 20 selected schools across and from April 16th to May 23rd for an all-day learning event. This will include exciting lesson-plans and attractive activity books, as well as free toys for each child, and a customised video to introduce the team and kickstart their immersive educational journey.

Toikido bring the party to Liverpool School

Physical play and collective participation will also be encouraged through various activities and challenges hosted in specially designed “Piñata Party Tents”, which will be pitched in school playgrounds and are designed to encourage memorable moments of joy and camaraderie.

As part of Toikido’s ongoing commitment to inclusivity, special parties will be organised for underprivileged groups, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience the wonder and excitement of the Piñata Smashlings world.

Speaking about their education campaign and its upcoming pilot launch, Darran Graham, CEO and Founder of Toikido stated:

“Toikido’s success has been built on creativity, innovation and having fun and we are delighted to replicate these pillars in our exciting school tour for so many schools across the country.

“It has been claimed educational reforms have sidelined subjects like music and art, and so Toikido is keen to encourage the value of creativity and inspire the next generation of artists, designers, musicians, and writers.

“Every child has the ability within them to be creative, and we are thrilled to be able to support our excellent teachers in helping young people express, explore, and understand the significance of, their creativity!”

Founded in 2020, Toikido’s internationally renowned for the imagination and ingenuity of its team, who create captivating toys for emerging digital brands. Its growth and creativity have led to comparisons with Aardman, the world-famous animation studio, and the creators of Wallace & Gromit.

The studio is dedicated to developing its own exceptional intellectual properties (IP) across all entertainment genres, and offers an ecosystem across licensing, gaming, music, marketing, and entertainment.

Its team includes Grammy and BAFTA winners, inventors, as well as social media, IP, and tech experts.

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