BBC epilepsy animation series wins a Children’s BAFTA!
Children’s animation series ‘I Can’t Go To School Today’, which featured Summer’s Story has won a British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Children’s Award at a ceremony in London.
'I Can’t Go To School Today' is a series of short animated documentaries portraying the experiences of young people living with conditions, such as epilepsy, told by the children themselves. The series won in the Primary Learning category.
Young Epilepsy worked alongside Mosiac Films to help find a case study that showed the different types of seizures a young person can have. The clip explains the different forms of epilepsy she lives with; absent seizures and tonic clonic seizures. She also talks about how her condition affects her everyday life and the emotional challenges she faces.
Speaking about winning the BAFTA, Summer said:
I was so shocked when Molly from Mosaic Films contacted us and told us the news. It’s made me feel so special that not only was I given the opportunity to do the animation, I'm now a BAFTA winner and not many people can say that can they? I'm so proud of myself and can't wait to tell everyone.
Molly Bond, Producer at Mosaic Films said:
We are so delighted at our BAFTA win for ‘I Can’t Go To School Today'. Summer’s story of living with epilepsy is told by Summer herself, a brave and truly inspiring young person, who beautifully articulates what some children are facing every day at school. Thank you to Young Epilepsy and everyone who has watched and shared the film. I hope it goes a long way in teaching the public about the condition.
Young Epilepsy would like to thank Summer and her mum, Cherie, for sharing their personal story to help educate others about epilepsy.