An animated film for primary schools, Sikhism: the Life of Guru Nanak, has won the 1999 Sandford St Martin Trust Religious Education Award for the best religious education television programme, video or CD-Rom over the past two years. Made in the Czech Republic by Japanese director, Zenni Yukishige, it was commended for its technical quality, sensitivity, language and humour and the way key elements of Guru Nanak's teaching - such as wealth and attitudes to untouchables - were illustrated. pound;19.99 (teachers' guide pound;3.95, story book pound;5.95) from: Channel 4 Schools, PO Box 100, Warwick CV34 6TZ. tel: 01926 436444.
Award information: The Sandford St Martin Trust, Room 616, at Church Commissioners, 1 Millbank, London SW1P 3JZ. tel: 0171 898 1796.
Does the Bible need a "makeover" in a multicultural, multi-religious society accustomed to fast living? Echo of Angels, the first report of Exeter University's Biblos Project, details the results of two years of research on the teaching of the Bible in key stages 2 and 3 and explores how biblical material can be made more accessible. pound;6 (make cheques payable to the University of Exeter) from the Biblos Office, School of Education, Exeter University, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU.