Ellen is Editor of Blue Peter, with 25 years’ experience in television and digital content production.
Session: Creating effective content by, for and with young people
Strand: Engaging people
Where: The Lowry, Manchester / Hybrid – streamed online for our digital ticket holders
When: 11:00 – 11:45, Wednesday 15th November
Ellen Evans is Editor of Blue Peter, with 25 years’ experience in television and digital content production, career highlights include Blue Peter, YolanDa’s Band Jam, Old Jack’s Boat Rockpool Tales, Comedy Map of Britain, Strictly Come Dancing, Dragon’s Den, I love the 80’s and Ruby Wax’s American Pie.
Blue Peter is the longest running children’s series in the world with famous badges, presented by Abby, Joel and Henry the dog. The Green Blue Peter badge was introduced in November 1988, and for over 35 years has been the primary focus of Blue Peter’s environmental activities, recognising kids who show they care about the planet, climate change, recycling, protecting animals and their habitats. Famous recipients include Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Steve Backshall, Aneeshwar Kunchala, Chris Packham, Megan McCubbin, Bella Ramsay, and Ellie Goulding to name a few.
As Editor, Ellen launched the “Climate Heroes” campaign, by making pledges to reduce carbon emissions, the audience added to a Blue Peter “De-Carbon Totalizer”. The same year, more than five thousand children entered the ‘Our Planet Now’ competition, Delphine’s winning story came to life in animation and was shown to world leaders at the opening ceremony of COP26. Most recently, BP has formed a cornerstone of the wider BBC Campaign “Let it Grow” in partnership with BBC Education and Radio 2, where young viewers who earnt their blue peter badge also received Sunflower seeds.