BBC Bitesize workshop on careers in Media and the Arts

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Friday saw students from years 8 and 9 buzzing with excitement to meet several very important visitors.

Hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Bright, the students met Georgie Yates, an Apprentice Solicitor who works on contracts for shows such as Children in Need, Sound Engineer Luke Haran, owner of Prospect Recording Studios in Allerton, and Director of Bradford City of Film, David Wilson. 

Nick Bright works for both Radio 1 as an RnB DJ and Radio 5 live as a football commentator. He has worked with a variety of artists such as Drake, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran.

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David, who has just been appointed as Honorary Visiting Fellow in Film at Bradford University, represents the city internationally as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Bradford as the world’s first Unesco City of Film. David spoke about career routes and his work representing Bradford at events in Japan and internationally.

Georgie briefed students on Apprenticeship and other opportunities for young people at the BBC such as their Next Generation Committee working with the youth market.  Luke gave a background to his Musical career including his work as guitarist in MeiHaus, University Education in Music Technology and subsequent career as a Sound Engineer and Studio owner. 

Students then had an opportunity for a Q & A with our visitors, investigating Arts and Media career routes and how to make the most of opportunities at school to maximise their chances. Pupils completed a questionnaire on the talk which can then form part of their portfolio for Silver Arts Award for Trinity College, London.

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“It’s estimated that by 2030, up to 800 million people worldwide could lose their jobs to robots, so it’s more important than ever that we encourage students to be creative thinkers. This was a great opportunity for our students to meet professionals with high profile, successful careers in Arts and Media. Music alone contributes £4.5billion to the UK economy”.

Mrs Ross-Shaw, Olympia Leader.