In Bugtopia children were given the chance to create their own richly animated 3D creatures, record an audio message and upload their creation. Anonymously they shared their own story whether concerned about school, friends, family, the future, body and mind, bullying or the environment. The framework encouraged listening and supporting each other with advice, empathy and messages of reassurance around issues or problems faced in their world today.
BBC Learning, in collaboration with Bugbears, also produced an interactive resource pack to support the teaching of health and wellbeing in primary schools. Creative lesson plans, classroom activities and mood music were all supported by original Bugbear films.
Design and Creative Direction
Royal Television Society Innovation Award
Big Chip International Award for Innovation