Llond Ceg Starts April 15th 2015 on S4C

8th April 2015

  

‘LLOND CEG’

8 x 24’ S4C

 

An innovative new series, blazing a trail for children’s factual entertainment programming.

 

A vibrant and unique series that will discuss and deliberate, advise, support and more importantly give a platform and voice to children and young people to discuss what really matters to them.

 

The series is launched in partnership with NSPCC/Childline and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales on S4C April 15th , along with a dynamic new Website and interactive App.

 

“So often content is produced based on what we ‘think’ our viewers want to know, what we ‘assume’ they care about especially when it comes to Children and Young people. We simply paused and asked. The honesty and maturity of these young people talking about embarrassing or taboo issues such as puberty, sexting, depression and homosexuality was impressive. We worked hard to gain their trust, it was important to me from the start, that the children were in control of the subjects tackled. That this is a series shaped by young people, which really gives their voices a platform allowing them to discuss issues, passing on their thoughts and advice to others. It was also essential that we created and curated the content responsibly, the partnership with NSPCC/Childline and Consultant Child Psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick was fundamental in shaping the series. The accompanying App and Website give us the ability to deliver more content and signpost children to specialist support, whilst delivering innovative interactive content for our viewers”

Llinos Griffin-Williams, Series Producer

 

Commissioned by S4C Children’s Commissioner Sioned Wyn Roberts, LLOND CEG [Mouthful] is a fresh, distinctive and energetic series that will tackle big issues head on. From FIRST KISSES to DIVORCE the LLOND CEG crew will be at hand to give advice, information and support about anything that’s important to our viewers. Always prominent are YOUNG VOICES, sharing their experiences and passing on their own advice. These are THEIR voices, THEIR advice, this is THEIR show!    

  

“The fact that so many people ask me what problems a young teenager in Wales could possibly have says to me a programme like LLOND CEG was much needed! It was important to me that it was the young people, who did the talking, gave the advice and talked through the issues that people their age are facing. Along the way we met some amazing young people who opened my eyes to the pressures young Welsh teenagers are facing. I'm confident a lot of children and teens will identify with the issues and gain from hearing the excellent peer advice.”

Aled Haydn Jones, Creative Producer / Presenter [BBC Radio 1 Surgery]

 

The children of Wales certainly had a lot they wanted to talk about. The lengthy development period allowed the production staff to visit over 25 schools across Wales, consulting with hundreds of children (many of which feature in the final series). The school consultancy period gave children and young people aged 8-16 the chance to speak out about issues that really concern them in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The Series deals with tough subjects such as self-harm, bullying, sexting, and bereavement under 8 theme headings; Social Media, My Body, Relationships, Self-Image, Life Challenges, Well-being, Health, Family.

 

“Psychological and emotional wellbeing can be learned, and there’s no better way to do that with young people than to meet them right where they are. In association with children’s charities alongside expert psychological guidance, Llond Ceg does just this. Their interactive young-person-centred approaches to programming with associated apps guide young people through a variety of challenges that they face in life from family, school, and relationships to social media, health, and their bodies.”

Dr Aaron Balick, Child Psychotherapist

  

“Childline is very happy to be supporting S4C in the making of this programme. It is so important to get young people talking about issues that are affecting their generation, and Llond Ceg has provided a brilliant opportunity to do just that. Teenage years can be fraught with anxieties, so realising that you are not alone, that  there are many others with the same concerns as you and, importantly, to know there is help and advice available, is crucial.   That’s what Childline is all about.   Llond Ceg covers teenage concerns in a direct, teen friendly way and most importantly gets young people talking.” 

Ann Pulling, Childline service manager, Wales


The LLOND CEG Website and App are produced in partnership with Galactig, launched March 2015. 

LLOND CEG will be available with subtitles to watch outside of Wales on VIRGIN TV-166, FREESAT-120, SKY-134 or S4C’s catch up service online www.s4c.co.uk/clic. For the latest news on the series follow LLOND CEG on twitter @llondceg or visit the website www.s4c.co.uk/llondceg

 

Series Tx: April 15th 2015

Website & App Launch: March 2015

 

 

 

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