Sky Academy opportunities for young people to help unlock their potential

Sky Academy is a set of initiatives that use the power of TV, creativity and sport to help young people unlock their potential, building confidence, communication skills, creativity, resilience, planning and teamwork.

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We’ve begun to release dates for upcoming sessions at Sky Academy Skills Studios and Sky Academy Careers Lab in London and Livingston, Scotland. Teachers can sign up to bring their students through the Sky Academy website.

“Thank you so much for organising what I consider the best educational visits ever! The students where truly inspired and enthused when they came back to Ripon on the bus.” Teacher Ripon Grammar School

Sky Academy Skills Studios is a half-day interactive learning experience giving eight to 18-year-olds the chance to use the latest broadcast technology to make a TV report on subjects they’re studying at school. We’ve combined a behind-the-scenes tour at Sky with hands-on experience of our purpose-built studios where the students write, produce and direct their own short news bulletin.

Sky Academy Careers Lab is a full-day careers experience giving 16 to 19-year-olds the chance to take part in practical workplace challenges and learn about careers in media, business and technology. Opened in 2014 by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Sky Academy Careers Lab opens up Sky’s London campus to young people who are exploring their future career options.

Last year, 81% of students who took part in Sky Academy Skills Studios sessions and 70% of students taking part in Sky Academy Careers Lab reported an improvement in at least one key skill. In addition, 90% of the students who took part in either Sky Academy Skills Studios or Sky Academy Careers Lab reported improved confidence in applying their skills. To find out more about the social impact of Sky Academy, visit our Bigger Picture website or follow us on @skybiggerpic.

Hear what teachers, parents and students had to say about their experience…

“Thank you so much for organising what I consider the best educational visits ever! The students where truly inspired and enthused when they came back to Ripon on the bus.” Teacher Ripon Grammar School

“The facilities at Sky Academy are state of the art and the staff have been incredibly helpful and enthusiastic. We all thought this school trip was brilliant and memorable.” Teacher Muiredge Primary School

“A rewarding experience that gave us honest insight into the world of media, business and technology.” Student Kingsley Academy

Thank you very much for taking Ben on the Sky Academy Trip today. He has come home full of enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed his experience today at Sky.  It was very productive for him!” Parent

Teachers can sign up to bring their students through the Sky Academy website.  Please note that spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Booking release dates:

  • Monday 18 January: March and April bookings released for Sky Academy Skills Studios Osterley (South West London)
  • Wednesday 20 January: March and April bookings released for Sky Academy Careers Lab Osterley (South West London
  • Thursday 28 January: March and April bookings released for Sky Academy Skills Studios Livingston (Scotland)

Sky Academy is a set of initiatives that use the power of TV, creativity and sport to help young people unlock their potential, building confidence, communication skills, creativity, resilience, planning and teamwork. Our set of five initiatives – Sky Sports Living for Sport, Sky Academy Skills Studios, Sky Academy Careers Lab, Sky Academy Starting Out, and Sky Academy Scholarships cover all ages, from primary school right through to those starting their careers. We’ve linked up with educational specialists, and brought together role models from across the worlds of TV, creativity and sport to help set young people on a path to success. Since launching in November 2013, Sky Academy has helped over 250,000 young people across the UK and Ireland, with a goal of helping one million by 2020.

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