Harriet Seaward with F&H characters
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 00:00

Harriet Seaward, aged 10, from Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire was recently announced as the winner of a bundle of great prizes in a competition run by Topz magazine and Friends and Heroes.

To win the competition Harriet had to correctly answer a series of questions about the story of Ruth from the Old Testament. Her entry was chosen from a multitude of entries received from across the globe.

Harriet's Prize: A portable DVD Player of her own plus DVDs. Harriet also received a personalised framed photgraph of herself amongst various Friends and Heroes characters!

Topz is a fun-packed, bimonthly Bible devotional published by CWR, which aims to teach children biblical truths through word games, puzzles, riddles, cartoons, competitions and simple prayers.

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 00:00

Competition imageOur exciting new competition aims to encourage children to read the Bible, providing a timely response to a recent shock survey highlighting widespread ignorance among children and parents about the contents of the Bible.

We want your children to record themselves reading one or more of a selection of passages from the Bible, either on their own or in groups, and to creatively bring the passages to life by adding appropriate sound effects. The best versions of each story will be featured on our Friends and Heroes children's website and will receive a special prize.

Both the BBC and leading national newspapers have reported on a recent poll, conducted by the Bible Society, which reveals more than a third of young people are unaware that stories such David and Goliath, The Good Samaritan, or the story of Jesus come from the Bible. Surprisingly 60% had never even heard of Jonah and the Whale and many thought the recent film "The Hunger Games" was actually a story from the Bible, emphasising the real ignorance about what the Bible contains.

On Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show Rachel Rounds from the Bible Society said that despite these figures, 80% of parents still wanted their children to know Bible stories. “The Bible was originally written to be read aloud." said Brett Pitchfork, Friends and Heroes Marketing Director, "We'd love to hear and share the timeless stories of Moses, Elijah and Jesus, being read by children in a way that tells us they love each story and want to bring it alive for other children.”

The competition is open to all ages, and from all settings - churches schools, families, or just children on their own. more information can be found by clicking here

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 15:55

The new Manx version of the award -winning TV/DVD series Friends and Heroes was celebrated at the annual Yn Chruinnaght festival held on the Isle of Man (20th July 2013). The production is the first of its kind, being both the first Manx language cartoon and a great community project, involving amateur voice-over actors recruited from the Manx Gaelic speaking community across the island.

To see a short video of the occasion and the background to Caarjyn as Fenee (Friends and Heroes) see the video below.

To find out more about the Manx project click here