For 2015 the Sandford St Martin Trust kicked off its annual celebration of exceptional programmes about religion, ethics and spirituality with the announcement of a new Children’s Broadcasting Award.
In addition to its Radio and TV categories, the Children’s category is for broadcast content aimed at under 18s which improves young people’s understanding of religion and/or introduces them to moral or ethical issues. And the response has been phenomenal!
Sandford trustee and broadcaster Roger Bolton, said:
“At a time when religion is once again central to world and British politics, and to our culture and that of immigrant communities, it’s critical that children and young people are exposed to imaginative works that open their eyes to the world they share and the beliefs people hold.”
Kath Shackleton is an Award winning Producer at Fettle Animation and was one of those behind the moving animated film Children of the Holocaust made for BBC Two.
In her guest-blog she looks forward to the Awards ceremony to be held on May 27th at Lambeth Palace