BGLZ students get inspired at Sky
Creative Media students and A Level Media Studies students from Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone visited the Sky Academy at the Sky Studios in London last week, to get an insight into the international media organisation Sky.
Sky Academy links with schools and colleges and offers a range of opportunities, such as visits, work experience and placements supported by Sky staff and well-known faces from their TV channels. Sky Academy says its aim is to use the power of TV, creativity and sport, to build skills, confidence and experience to unlock potential in young people
Media lecturer Kelly Reed said: “Our students had an inspiring and innovative experience. They worked with Sky Academy staff to create their own news reports and present them in front of the camera using the studios. The students also had a tour of the studios to see where shows such as Sky Sports News and The Debate were filmed.”
Studying media at Coleg Gwent allows students to gain practical skills and an understanding of theory and context as well as develop a broad range of industry relevant transferable skills.
Sky Academy ‘Starting Out’ offers more than 1,300 opportunities every year for young people to take part in work experience, a placement, an apprenticeship or as part of a graduate programme. The opportunities allow young people to gain valuable skills and experience. Sky says it also helps staff at Sky to get new ideas and perspectives on what they do.