Coventry students meet Gogglebox star in media workshop - The Coventry Observer

Coventry students meet Gogglebox star in media workshop

Coventry Editorial 5th Oct, 2022   0

CALUDON Castle school students had the chance to learn about careers in broadcasting and the creative industries.

Several assemblies and workshops were delivered by 4Schools, Channel 4’s scheme to give youngsters an understanding of what it’s like to work in television, film and digital.

Year nine students took part in a question and answer session with Gogglebox star Baasit Siddiqui, who shared his experiences working with a range of people in different roles in the television industry.

Other Channel 4 speakers included their head of skills and partnerships Kevin Blacoe and head of the project management office Sarah Luke, as well as North One and production manager Naomi Webb.

The 4Schools scheme aims to motivate children in the creative sector through workshops, live assemblies and resources for schools.

Steff Hutchinson, Senior Assistant Headteacher and Careers Lead at Caludon Castle, said: “The 4Schools sessions for our 11 to 14-year-old students opened their eyes to the types of jobs most have never considered.

“Careers education must begin at an early age, to help young people navigate subject choices and find their passion.

“The opportunity to hear first-hand what it’s like to work in different sectors is invaluable.”

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