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Place2Be teams up with BAFTA and launches children’s artwork competition

31/01/2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Place2Be have partnered on a series of schools events – the ‘BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be’ – aimed at championing creativity and developing confidence.

To celebrate the partnership, which launches in the run up to Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week (6-12 February), BAFTA and Place2Be are launching a competition for children to design a super hero that represents the power of kindness.

The winner will be chosen by a celebrity judging panel including BAFTA-winning animators, and CBBC presenters Ben Shires (Officially Amazing, MOTD Kickabout) and Katie Thistleton (CBBC HQ, CBBC Book Club), and will see their character brought to life by BAFTA-winning animation studio Blue-Zoo Productions, makers of Tree Fu Tom and Digby Dragon.

The competition is now open and closes on Tuesday 28 February: Enter the competition

The ‘BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be’, will take place in 12 towns and cities across the UK between March and November 2017. Each roadshow will include a ‘Behind The Scenes’ assembly featuring role models from BAFTA-nominated and award-winning TV, film and games, and a TV presenting masterclass. An online learning resource based around the masterclass will be available in the coming months.

Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be, says: “We know that children often have a lot on their minds from Place2Be’s frontline work in schools. So we are really pleased to be working in partnership with BAFTA Kids to give children around the country this incredible opportunity to build their confidence and develop their sense of self-esteem – crucial skills to thrive and succeed in life. The feedback from schools in London to date has been fantastic, so it is wonderful to be able take the show on the road, and offer our Partner Schools around the country an exciting opportunity to take part.”

The BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be has been made possible by the generous support of Michelle and Simon Orange.

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