The BAFTA Kids Roadshow 2019 in partnership with children’s mental health charity Place2Be is launching in two Cardiff schools on 2 and 3 of April. The Roadshow will visit 10 schools around the UK over the next few months.
The two Cardiff events are at Moorland Primacy School and Peter Lea Primary. CBBC TV presenters Katie Thistleton and Sam Homewood are working with school pupils to boost their confidence and creativity via a TV presenting masterclass.
The guest speaker at Moorland Primary is director and producer of CBBC football drama, Joe Talbot. Guest speaker at Peter Lea Primary is multi BAFTA-award winning writer/director Adam Tyler.
CBBC and Radio One presenter, and Place2Be Ambassador, Katie Thistleton, said:
“I love hosting the BAFTA Roadshow events for the children in Place2be schools. It’s always amazing to see the positive effect the Bafta and Place2be partnership is having, and we have such a fun day full of confidence building exercises and activities where we celebrate what is brilliant and unique about us all. I always leave with a full heart, even more certain that Place2be should be in every school.”
Catherine Roche, CEO of children’s mental health charity Place2Be, said:
“We’re delighted to be launching the 2019 BAFTA Roadshow in Cardiff. The events enable children in Place2Be schools to benefit from this powerful communication skills and confidence building experience. We are proud to have provided mental health support in schools in Cardiff for over ten years and now we wish to use this experience and hope to expand the service further to benefit many more children and school communities across Wales.”
Amanda Berry, OBE, Chief Executive, British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) said: “BAFTA has been partnering with Place2Be for the last three years and supports its values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity. Through our school visits with the BAFTA Kids Roadshow in partnership with Place2Be we aim to champion children’s creativity, teach important life skills through film, television and games and also provide access to positive and diverse role models.”
Emma Gough, Headteacher, Ysgol Gynradd Peter Lea/Peter Lea Primary School, Cardiff said:
“The BAFTA roadshow and masterclass is a brilliant opportunity for the pupils at Peter Lea to be inspired by positive role models and develop their own aspirations of what can be achieved through determination and focus. It will develop their self-confidence and resilience, which will impact positively on their well-being.”
The BAFTA Kids Roadshow offers a number of activities, such as:
The Roadshow has been travelling all around the UK in the past two years: Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Cardiff, Croydon, Easington, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harlow, Leeds, Manchester, Margate, North Ayrshire, Preston and Salford.
The aims of the Roadshow are:
Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
www.place2be.org.uk / Twitter @Place2Be / Facebook @place2becharity
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