It’s important that kids feel comfortable and don’t get nervous, so here’s how we ensure that.
1. For parents to run through the questions informally with kids before we shoot so they get an idea what they will be asked and perhaps form some possible answers. It’s also important that they know that parents will be asking them the questions when we shoot. We’ve suggested some possible answers in case they’re stuck on anything.
2. For parents to ask the questions on the day, starting with the question number then the question. Parents won’t be in shot, but the kids will be looking at them and they respond an awful lot better to people they trust. If you’ve already gone through the questions previously, they should be comfortable. Once you’ve asked a question, make sure you give it 2-3 seconds before they answer. We’ll be overdubbing the questions in post-production.
What’s your name and how old are you?
If you have something that makes you feel better and you have another one that can make someone else better, should you give it to them?
Suggestion: I think if you’ve got something that you don’t need and someone else needs it - you should give it to them
What would it be like if you could do anything? Like go to new planets, discover new places. Would you like that? Where would you go?
Suggestion: Yes I would. I’d go to Mars and see if there are dinosaurs there first.
What do you want to do in the future when you’re older like your mummy/daddy
Suggestion: Old like my mummy/daddy? Ow. millions of years old. In the future, im going to be big like my mummy/daddy and im going to take a rocket into space
Is there anything that scares you a little? What?
You know we could easily produce enough food for everyone in the world. So why don’t some people have food or clean water?
Suggestion: I don’t know. That’s silly. Why don’t we give it to them?
What would you do if you found something that would make you superman?
Suggestion: Brilliant. I’d fly around and do stuff?
And what if you could make everyone else superman too?
Suggestion: Dunno - might tell john and emily
If there was something you had that could save people lives, would you give it to them?
What will happen to planet earth if we don’t stop polluting it
Suggestion: It will be a sad planet and we will all die.
So, do you think people should stop polluting the planet?
If all the children in the world had the same opportunities as you, would the world be a better place
Suggestion: Yes of course
If you knew of a way we could give those children the opportunity, feed them, give them clean water, and you had the power to do it, would you do it?
Suggestion: Yes of course.
What sort of skills do you want to learn in the future?
Suggestion: I want to learn how to fly.
So if you steal something, its bad right? But what if you steal something from someone bad to give to someone good who needs it?
Suggestion: Well that’s all right then
So do you and your mummy and daddy make sure you don’t leave any trash where you go? What other things do you do?
Suggestion: Yeh clean. I do this and that etc
Just say aliens
Just say “Pardon?”
Do you know anyone who’s seen a UFO?
Suggestion: Yeh leroy’s sister goes to beavers and she says her friend’s dad saw one.
If you ever met an alien, what would it be like?
Suggestion: Leroy’s sister goes to beavers and she says her friend’s dad saw one. He said it was thin and grey, like a child. So I suppose it would be like that.
Would you like to drive a spaceship into space? Where would you go?
Suggestion: Yeh rather mister (because this kid’s from 1960 apparently). I’d go around the sun and get warm and then I’d go to other places.
Do you ever watch movies about aliens or play games with aliens in?
Suggestion: Yeh all the time. My favourite is ET.
Who’s better, mummy better or daddy?
Suggestion: Ideally just looking at mummy and daddy and looking cheeky.
How much is a third of a person?
Suggestion: That’s a whole tummy and probably some toes.
What are your favourite toys?
Who are your favourite female superheroes? Why?
What would you do if you had the power to change the world? What would you do?
What do you learn about God and religion in school?
What do you think of when you think of God and Heaven?
What do you think about when you think about love?
Do you think you’ve always known what’s right and wrong before even being told it?
Do you trust the adults around you? Like teachers, police etc?
What’s your favorite candy/sweets? Why?
How many times a day do you think you see something that is telling you to go and buy something?
Have you ever heard of spy pixels?
Suggestion: Is that a movie?
If you’re trying to play a game and it doesn’t work, it keeps asking you to do things before you can play, do you bother to do those things or not, move onto the next game?
What would it be like if there was no electricity, so there was no TV and no phone, no games and no internet?
That’s kinda like it was 200 years ago. Would you like to see what it was like?
What would it be like if the sea was suddenly right outside your house?
Do you know one of the greenhouse gasses is methane. It comes from burning fossil fuels and rubbish dumps. But did you know it also comes from farting cows?
Would you like to know all about what’s going on with the environment so one day maybe you can help fix it?
Why do you think the governments haven’t fixed it yet?
So have you ever been to the doctors? If so, did you make sure you did what he told you?
Do you ever go to the supermarket with mummy and daddy? What’s your favourite thing from there?
If you did something wrong and it was fun and you didn’t get caught, would you do it again? And do it better this time.
How do you stay fit and healthy?
Do you ever trade things with your friends like football stickers?
What would trade for…. a piece of fruit?
What else would you trade your piece of fruit for. You can have A: a football sticker. B: some lego or C. a good clean?
So, you know that there are kids in Africa your age and even younger who don’t have enough food. What should we do about that?
What would you do if you could see into the future? You could see what it would be like in 100 years?
And what sort of world would you want to see in the future?
Have you seen photos of your mum and dad when they were young? Did they look funny?
Have you got a tablet or a phone? What sort of things do you do in it?
Do you spend more time playing outside or playing with your tablet?
Do you feel any pressure at school to get good grades?
What’s your playtime like? What do you like to do?
Do you do any chores around the house?
What do you think of cigarettes and alcohol?
Do you have running competitions at school. Do you win any of them?
Is there one thing you know you can do better than anyone else?
Do you believe in magic?