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Screenskills HETV Back to school project

Feb 13, 2023

The HETV Back to school project offers a collection of resources to help TV professionals share their career journey with young people.

Back to school is a programme for HETV 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 FE 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 HETV Skills Fund, have 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, and 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.

Screenskills can provide you with copies of 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 HETV. 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 that the industry can provide.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Vicki Ball for more information.

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