BAFTA Roadshow with Place2Be arrives in Seaham and Sunderland
This week, BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Place2Be teamed up to bring the BAFTA Roadshow to primary schools in North East England.
TV presenters De-Graft Mensah (BBC Newsround) and Naomi Wilkinson (BBC Bitesize, Princess Mirror-Belle) visited pupils at Seaham Trinity Primary School in Seaham and Mill Hill Primary School in Sunderland.
BAFTA Roadshow exists to teach important life skills through film, games, and television. The Roadshow's activities allow children and young people to meet positive, inspiring role models from the screen industries. As well as raising awareness, these activities aim to champion pupils' creativity and boost their confidence.
During the visits, children were treated to a special assembly and a presenting masterclass, both designed to boost confidence and creativity. The children also participated in a Night Zookeeper gameplay workshop with BAFTA Young Game Designer Alumni Brendan Cheung.
BAFTA has partnered with Place2Be since 2016 as 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 Award.
This year, the Roadshow will continue to visit Place2Be partner schools across England, Scotland, and Wales.
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