Case study Educational Video projects

Inclusive video content for BBC Ten Pieces

If you haven’t heard of BBC Ten Pieces, you’re missing out. Here’s how we worked with them on some fantastic video content to make sure all children are included in the great work they do.

Ten Pieces is a fantastic annual campaign from BBC Teach. It’s all about introducing children to orchestral music, and using it as a springboard to teach other academic and creative subjects. Video content is always a huge part of the offering, as well as written resources. In 2019, they were given funding to reversion some of the existing content for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The brilliant Ade Adepitan presented two of the five films. We filmed him on green screen, adding animated assets from Ten Pieces in post production.

They commissioned Studio 91 Media to produce five films, which would reversion their existing video content to be more inclusive for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The films combine existing material with new footage of musicians, presenters and BSL interpreters. The result is a suite of resources that is tailored to children with different types of additional needs.

We’ve worked on lots of projects for different teams within BBC Learning, but this was definitely one of our favourites to work on. The team gave us a clear brief right from the start, but they were totally open to new creative ideas.

This film features a BSL interpreter and a hugely talented young BSL performer called Layla Fitzgerald-Woolfe. As the orchestra plays Earth by Hans Zimmer, Layla provides a poetic interpretation using British Sign Language.

By Ben Horrigan

I've been producing digital content since 2012, primarily for flagship BBC brands like Blue Peter and BBC News. Now I run Studio 91 Media, a video production agency on a mission: to create content that is good for platforms, good for people and good for the planet. When I'm not behind a camera, I can often be found playing cello at weddings or riding a three-wheeled cargo bike called Babs.