Back to School is a programme for high-end TV professionals to inspire young people to think about a career working behind the camera in TV.
Would you be happy to volunteer to give a talk about your job to a group of young people at a secondary school or further education college? This could be the school or college you attended yourself, another school or college near you, or an online talk to a school or college in another part of the UK.
ScreenSkills, funded by the High-end TV Skills Fund, has developed a set of resources which can help you. The resource pack contains information on how to contact the school, guidance on safeguarding for young people and a guide to the ages and stages of secondary school.
We have included an age appropriate showreel of some of the amazing productions made in the UK, and an editable presentation that you can adapt depending on how long you have with the students. There are suggestions of additional activities that you or a teacher can assist the students to do. The pack also provides a guide to next steps and pathways for the young people to consider.
We can provide you with copies of our career maps to take with you and other classroom resources too.
Who it's for
The programme is open to people working across all departments of high-end TV. The idea is that by talking about your job role, the steps you took to break into the industry and what it is like to work in TV, you can demonstrate to a new generation the range of career opportunities the industry can provide.
If you would like to volunteer, please email Vicki Ball for more information.