Introduce Nursery to P2 children (age 3-6) to the magic of classical music with Yoyo & The Little Auk – a new and inspiring Scottish adventure from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Visible Fictions, supported by Year of Stories 2022.

When a terrible storm hits a flock of birds flying thousands of miles across the ocean, one little auk lands with a plop on a clump of purple heather in Inverkithkin – a charming town smack bang in the middle of Scotland. The lost bird is found by Yoyo, a little girl who is getting ready for her favourite night of the year – the night of the Inverkithkin Ceilidh…

Yoyo & The Little Auk, narrated by actor James Cosmo (The Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones, Braveheart), is brought to life with a world-class creative team including Scottish BAFTA-winning animator Gavin C Robinson, author Stewart Ennis, composer Euan Stevenson, director Dougie Irvine and producer Laura Penny.

Families, nurseries, early years centres and primary schools across the UK can sign-up for free by clicking here.

Yoyo & The Little Auk includes:

  • Live concert experiences across Scotland with animation, interactive workshopping, and an RSNO ensemble. Book live concert tickets here.
  • An animated concert film to watch in your nursery, classroom or living room. Free and accessible to all, in English with British Sign Language (BSL) and Gaelic.
  • Specially created digital learning resources to be used in educational/home settings by teachers and parents.
  • Digital CPD/learning event for teachers and parents.
  • Four virtual interactive workshops, beamed straight to your nursery, classroom or living room.

Created in partnership with Visible Fictions, Scottish Book Trust, Starcatchers, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Refuweegee.

Watch the trailer for Yoyo & The Little Auk by clicking the play button above.