Twofour's CBBC brand, Our School, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Rose d'Or Award in the Youth and Children's Category. The shortlist was voted for by a jury of 150 broadcast executives and leading producers, from across the international television industry.
Our School follows groups of young people as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of life in a secondary school. Each themed episode tackles everything from confidence and behaviour, to friendship and fitting in. The series showcases a range of different personalities and all the many activities children face both in school and out. Our School hopes to help reassure younger children that secondary school is about growing up, taking chances and finding friends.
On this year's awards, Mark Rowland, Chair of the 2021 judges, said: “Despite the very considerable production challenges faced during the pandemic, we’ve seen an amazing breadth of subjects and creative treatments – with production standards higher than ever. Congratulations to all the nominees on an amazing achievement.”
Markus Sterky, Chair of the EBU TV Committee and content strategist at SVT, Sweden said: “Covid lockdown or not, the Rose d’Or selection always delivers – and shows that the industry has managed to ride out the pandemic intact! As always, it’s a truly international selection with strong representation from producers and broadcasters alike. The growing presence of streaming platforms has also helped raise the stakes – and made the selection feel both fresh and very diverse. So, this year, the record numbers of high-quality entries has made the jury’s work deliciously difficult!”
The Rose d’Or Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony, hosted Sue Perkins on Rosedor.com on November 29th.