The ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ competition was launched in September 2018 and ran exclusively through Blue Peter. Entrants were asked to submit a storyboard for a scene within a festive pop music video for boyband New Hope Club, write a paragraph about their favourite engineer and describe how their invention has inspired them.
Dotty (10) from Lancashire won the competition and her design was incorporated into the final video treatment. She also got to act alongside her favourite popstars in the scene – a surprise that was revealed to her on the filming day. Dotty was joined by two runners-up; Lyla (8) from Buckinghamshire and Freya (12) from Leeds, plus their respective parent/guardian.
Taking the lead on the New Hope Club version of ‘All I Want For Christmas’, the children received special mentorship from engineering professionals about working in the music industry, as well as being encouraged to actively contribute to engineering activities during the shoot.
Watch the behind the scenes video to catch all of the action from the day.