When all ten movies had been completed, we invited the children with their families to join us for a red-carpet premier screening. And we provided a real red carpet and a pink stretched limo!
The film-makers rose to the occasion magnificently with dress suits and party frocks.
It was their reward for many weeks of concentrated and focussed hard work, and an immense amount of creative energy.
..and they all loved the celebrity status, if only for one night (well, in fact an afternoon!).
Athough the BBC Open Centres were costly to operate and sometimes had difficulties in connecting with the general output of the radio stations, it is yet to be seen how much they contributed to the public's awareness of the BBC, and how many young people were reached and encouraged to further their talents and skills.