Sky Livingston inspires 50,000 young people

Young people aged between 8-16, from across Scotland, have been given a best-in-class entertainment and media experience as part of the free programme. Students can learn about different roles in the media industry, build their communication skills and explore their creativity. They’ve had the chance to be producers, directors, scriptwriters, camera operators, editors and reporters.

Each session gives up to 32 students the chance to experience a behind-the-scenes tour of Sky Livingston before being given the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and experts. By the end of the session they produce a video covering topics such as cyber-bullying or plastic pollution in the ocean. 

Teachers are supported to encourage their students to continue to create their own content, inspired by their time at Sky Academy Studios. All the resources are available on the Sky Academy Studios website and the next bookings go live on 4 December 2019.

Nishy Lall, Senior Manager Inspiring Young People, said:

“It’s great that we’ve been able to give 50,000 young people the chance to see behind the scenes at Sky. We want them to leave feeling inspired and with the confidence to be Scotland’s next generation of media experts.”

Contact:

  • Dale Bihari, 07866 896512
  • Katie Hartnoll, 07773 627023

About Sky

With 24 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group.

Our 31,000 employees help connect our customers with the very best of Sports, News, the arts and to our own local, original content. Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose, Das Boot and Gomorrah we launched Sky Studios and now plan to more than double our investment in original drama and comedy over the next five years.

Our technology allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions of families to content they love, it is our responsibility to do it safely – that’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.We also believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the community. Our Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has reached millions across Europe, we’re on track to be free of single-use plastic by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re a proud employer – recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our approach to inclusivity.