Sky Academy Studios expands to inspire thousands more children each year
inspire 11,500 more young people to pursue a career in the creative industries
this year, as it expands the capacity of its Sky Academy Studios. The
move, which will come in to effect for the new school term in September, will
see Sky increase the number of free sessions available by a third as part of
its wider commitment to inspiring young people across the cultural economy.
launch in 2012, Sky Academy Studios has welcomed 140,000 children from over
1,300 schools across its Osterley, Livingston and Milan campuses, opening young
minds and developing their creativity, collaboration and communication.
Klein, Group Chief Marketing, Corporate Affairs & People Officer, said: “Inspiring young people to use media
and story-telling as a force for good lies at the heart of Sky Academy Studios.
By increasing capacity by a third this year, we want to set alight the
imaginations of even more young people and give them tools to express
themselves on the issues that matter to them most.”
Studios provides a free high-volume, best-in-class entertainment and media
experience for 8-16 year olds. Students script, edit and shoot their very own
content using cutting-edge technology, take a behind-the scenes tour and
get to work with an expert Sky team.
experiences on offer, Fact (News Reporting), Fiction (Storytelling) and
Future (Ideas & Innovation), Sky Academy Studios helps students develop
their communication, collaboration and creative skills, builds their confidence
and leave Sky that little more inspired.
23 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and
entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group.
have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of
what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick
Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime
and Warner Bros. And our ever-improving technology makes it even easier for
customers to watch more of the shows they love with personalised
recommendations and voice control and, our online streaming service, NOW TV,
brings all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract free
treat our customers better than anyone else in our field, as Ofcom’s complaints
data shows, and we look after our staff too. Sky is one of The Times Top 50
employers for women and we’re in Stonewall’s list of Top 50 LGBT-Inclusive
also use our position as the leading entertainment business in Europe to do the
right thing. As part of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign, we’re committing to be
completely single-use plastic free by 2020, we’re investing £25million over
five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re supporting the WWF to protect our
oceans with designated Marine Protected Areas.