AN award-winning visitor centre is to star in a series of television programmes designed specifically for teachers.

The World of James Herriot, in Thirsk, has been filmed for Teachers TV, a 24-hour free channel funded by the Government to provide resources for teachers.

A crew from ITV Granada spent a morning at the centre to follow a group of youngsters from South Kilvington Primary School on an educational visit.

The footage will be used for a programme called Worth the Trip, which gives details about school trips linked to the national curriculum.

The Herriot centre is classed as an English trip and will be linked to a science visit in Bristol.

Herriot centre education officer Lisa Martin said: "It is very exciting to be part of a programme that is going to be screened to teachers nationwide.

"Educational workshops are an area of our work that we have expanded upon.

"It is great to be able to show what we do although working in front of the TV cameras was nerve-wracking."

Published: 11/03/2005