Children’s TV presenters Lindsey Russell and Ben Shires to host the BAFTA Kids Roadshow for seven primary schools at Arran High School
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is bringing its flagship BAFTA Kids Roadshow to the Isle of Arran, Scotland this month. BBC Children’s TV presenters, Lindsey Russell (Blue Peter) and Ben Shires (Official Amazing) will host a day of special events and masterclasses for children from all seven local primary schools.
The BAFTA Kids visit to the island is part of a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by BAFTA, offering insight into creative excellence within film, games and television.
During the Roadshow Lindsey Russell and Ben Shires will run a TV presenting masterclass with students from Brodick, Corrie, Kilmory, Lamlash, Pirnmill, Shiskine and Whiting Bay primary schools on Tuesday 18 September at Arran High School. S1 students from the High School will also be joining the activities.
There will also be a workshop with Joshua Davidson, Founder and Managing Director of Night Zookeeper, a BAFTA-nominated digital learning platform which promotes children’s writing. Joshua will be talking about the importance of storytelling, and will work with children to come up with their own imaginary creatures.
Other activities include guessing the name of the BAFTA mask, animation skills, doing voice overs, and the importance of mental wellbeing and being themselves.
The finale will announce winners of a competition in which children have been asked to draw their favourite film, TV show or video game and write about why they like it.
BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for children and families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy. www.baftakids.org
Notes to Editors:
There will be interview opportunities for Lindsey Russell and Ben Shires. Video footage will also be available.
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.