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BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be Launches in Cardiff

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:


  • Key Stage 2 School Assembly
  • TV Presenting Masterclass
  • Interviews with hosts and guest speakers


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:


  • to champion children’s creativity
  • teach important life skills through film, television and games
  • provide access to talent to raise awareness and provide positive and diverse role models
  • showcase soft skills that are important for emotional wellbeing and career progression
  • signpost young film, television and games fans to potential careers in the industry for the purpose of encouraging and increasing the diversity of young people interested in a career in the arts and media.


About Place2Be


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.


  • Working in partnership with schools, teams of mental health professionals help to create a culture of openness and promote positive mental health, ensuring that potential problems can be identified at an early stage and that children can access support in a safe and familiar environment.
  • Place2Be takes an evidence-based approach – gathering, analysing and using data to challenge and improve services.
  • The charity’s Mental Health Champions programmes for School Leaders and Class Teachers combine expert consultation, advice and training to help build understanding, skills and knowledge of mental health in schools.
  • Place2Be is also a leading provider of specialist training and university-validated child counselling qualifications, from introductory level to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters.
  • HRH The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron of Place2Be in 2013, reflecting her personal interest in and commitment to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children.
  • Early intervention can help prevent mental health problems in adulthood, which cost the UK over £100 billion each year. / Twitter @Place2Be / Facebook @place2becharity




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