A BBC Alba children’s documentary which tells the story of the Clydebank Blitz from a child’s perspective has won an award at a prestigious international festival promoting TV for young people.

Gaisgich Òga an Dàrna Cogaidh (Kids of Courage) won a prize in the 11-15 age category of Prix Jeunesse, where the film told stories of children from Europe and beyond who lived through World War 2.

The eight-part series followed unique perspectives such as young German soldiers and life in a Jewish ghetto. The BBC Alba episode revisits March 13 and 14, 1941, when hundreds of Bankies died from bombings.

Margaret Cameron, channel editor at MG ALBA, which operates BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC, said: “Gaisgich Òga an Dàrna Cogaidh was a brilliantly collaborative project that brought fantastic benefits to BBC ALBA as a co-production partner.

“As well as bringing the history of WW2 to life for our audience, young Gaelic actors and more experienced talent had the unique opportunity to work in drama at a European level. Congratulations to all of the partners involved.”

The festival was held virtually between June 5 and 11 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.