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Children and families attend BAFTA’s Children and Young People Festival

Children and families attend BAFTA’s Children and Young People Festival

Last weekend, children and their families from some of Place2Be's partner schools were invited to BAFTA's headquarters in Piccadilly to celebrate BAFTA's Children & Young People Festival

Children and their families from Blessed Sacrament Primary School, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Mitchell Brook Primary School, and Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary School were treated to an afternoon of fun-filled activities across BAFTA's initiatives:

Aiming to champion creativity and boost confidence, the children had a go at TV presenting with Scarlett Archer (FYI on Sky News). They also had the opportunity to design a new game and create wonderful memories with BAFTA's Photo Booth.

The children were also treated to a special TV Presenting Masterclass hosted by TV presenters Alishea Campbell-Drummond (The Next Step) and Ben Shires (Dig Detectives, Officially Amazing).

There was a lot of rising talent in the audience, and one young person even got up on stage to perform an Irish dance!

BAFTA has been partnering with Place2Be since 2016 as part of its core charitable work to nurture and inspire the next generation of creative talent. In 2021, our partnership won the Action for Children's Arts (ACA) Outstanding Contribution to Children's Arts Awards.

This year, BAFTA and Place2Be joined forces to relaunch the BAFTA Roadshow. The Roadshow exists to teach important life skills through film, games, and television. The activities on offer provide access to talent to raise awareness and provide positive, inspiring role models within the industry.

They also signpost the potential careers in the industry and encourage and increase the diversity of young people interested in a career in arts and media.

The Roadshow has already visited Place2Be partner schools in Dundee and Cardiff and will be back in December to visit a lucky school in Birmingham!

Learn more about BAFTA's Children and Young People Festival

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