A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People, the groundbreaking augmented reality story created by PRELOADED and Within has won a BAFTA Children’s Award. 

The BAFTA Children’s Awards, which celebrate the very best in children’s media, awarded the prestigious prize to PRELOADED & Within, who edged out Google Arts, Nexus Studios, Aardman Animations and Mind Candy in the Digital Category. 

“It is a mammoth honour and hugely exciting to win the BAFTA Children’s Award” said Phil Stuart, Founder and Creative Director of PRELOADED, “And even more exciting to be part of such a pioneering shortlist who, just like us, are inspired by the power of AR to create new forms of storytelling and learning”.

“We are thrilled for Wonderscope and of course the entire team at Preloaded who, using the power of augmented reality, brought the revolutionary stories of daredevils Helen Gibson, Betty Bromage and Charles Blondin to life,” said Samantha Storr, Executive Producer of Original Content at Within. “When it comes to AR, the future is bright. Thank you to the BAFTA’s for this tremendous accolade.”

Part of Within’s Wonderscope app, which utilises the latest technology in voice-driven AR to create a new type of experience, A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People empowers children with a factual narrative that encourages movement, reading aloud and exploration like never before.

The story responds to a child’s movement and voice – including lines of dialogue that are highlighted as a child reads them aloud – showcasing the platform’s unique potential to elevate early childhood learning. 

A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People joins last year’s winner in the Digital Category: CBeebies UK’s Hey Duggee, which also won awards for Pre-School Animation and Director categories.

Other notable winners this year were Sony’s Astro Bot Rescue Mission, made for Playstation VR, which won Best Game and Hilda, the series about a fearless young girl who finds friends, adventures and magical creatures when she journeys to the city, won in the Animation category. 

Wonderscope is built using Apple’s ARKit, and available on iOS devices now.

Read the full list of BAFTA Children’s Award winners here. If you’re interested in what’s next for kids, education and immersive technologies, sign up to PRELOADED’s The New Play Space newsletter to stay looped. 

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor is Managing Director at Preloaded. She is passionate about the transformational power of AR, VR and games, building teams and getting big projects off the ground.