Balamory is a drama with human characters who interact with each other and the viewer. Whilst the characters are extrovert and colourful, there is a strong sense of reality in everything they do which is backed up by the use of real children and real events.
A new story is told every day and reaches its conclusion over the programme's 20-minute duration. Within the narrative are songs to entertain and sing along with, inspirational activities with makes and games and informative events.
Filmed on a real island location, Balamory gives children a strong sense of place. They are able to learn where everyone lives and have the island's town mapped out in their head.
Educational value of the show
Balamory helps children to:
Develop a strong sense of community.
Value the importance of friendship and helping others.
Be creative and experiment - using their imagination to develop different skills.