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The BAFTA Roadshow with Place2Be arrives in north west London

This week, BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Place2Be travelled to north west London to bring the BAFTA Roadshow to Wembley.

Pupils at Chalkhill Primary School with Joe Tasker (left) and Lindsey Russell (right). They are all smiling at the camera. A child standing in the front row is holding a BAFTA Trophy.

On Monday 6 November, TV presenters Joe Tasker (CBBC's Saturday Mash-Up Live!, Content Creator) and Lindsey Russell (Heart Radio Early Breakfast Presenter) joined Chalkhill Primary School in Wembley. Joe and Lindsey hosted a special assembly and a presenting masterclass. 

I’m thrilled to be back hosting another BAFTA Roadshow with Place2Be! The pupils at Chalkhill Primary School were fantastic and their energy was inspiring! They were really enthused to learn about the creative industry and career possibilities. I hope we’ve encouraged them to consider a career in world of film, tv and gaming - I witnessed a lot of talent! Joe Tasker, presenter of CBBC’s Saturday Mash-Up Live! and content creator

 Lindsey Russell (left) and Joe Tasker (right) posing with a BAFTA Trophy. They are both looking into the camera and smiling.

It’s been so much fun coming back to host the BAFTA Roadshow with Place2Be at Chalkhill Primary School. It’s very important to introduce the next generation to the arts and entertainment industry, so that they have the opportunity to access those career paths. I really enjoyed watching the children have a go at the presenting masterclass and watching their confidence grow! Thanks for having us Chalkhill, you’re all superstars! Lindsey Russell, presenter of Heart Radio’s Early Breakfast Show

What is the BAFTA Roadshow with Place2Be?

The Roadshow exists to champion children’s creativity and teach important life skills through film, games, and television. 

Each roadshow includes a variety of interactive elements, including:

  • competitions
  • round table discussions
  • classroom meet and greets
  • a games design workshop
  • presenting masterclass.

The activities give children access to creative talent and positive role models, while raising awareness and encouraging young people interested in a career in arts and media.  

BAFTA has been partnering with Place2Be since 2016. This year the BAFTA Roadshow has visited a number of Place2Be partner schools across Scotland, Wales and England. 

Inspiring the next generation of budding creatives, designers and content creators is central to BAFTA’s purpose, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Place2Be on our national roundshow, bringing talent to regions across the UK to showcase the power of our brilliant screen industries. Nurturing children’s creativity is crucial for mental wellbeing and also offers a huge variety of transferable skills and we believe it has a vital place in the school curriculum. This wonderful initiative champions a more inclusive screen industry by providing aspiration from an early age and highlighting the variety of career opportunities available. Lisa Prime, Head of Children & Young People’s Programmes at BAFTA

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