The Channel 4 initiative introduces students to the world of television

CHANNEL 4 will open up the world of television to young people in West Yorkshire as part of a new initiative to pursue a career in the creative industry.

4Schools will speak directly to schools with the aim of encouraging and inspiring students, especially those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, by showcasing a wide range of roles in the broadcast, film and digital sectors. .

Channel 4, Nations and Regions chief executive Sinead Rocks said: “The UK is a world leader in television and film production and it is our responsibility to reach out to people from different backgrounds, to help young people achieve their aspirations and bring the next generation forward. talent in our industry, no matter where they live.

4Schools will provide a range of assets to schools to give young people insight into career options in the media industries.

These will include workshops, quizzes and sessions from people already working in the industry. The material will support schools with their own professional activities and provide Channel 4 speakers and independent production companies with the opportunity to visit schools.

4Schools will initially target 11-14 year olds (Key Stage 3) in schools in West Yorkshire, the West Midlands and the North East.

Schools can express interest in 4Schools workshops by visiting 4-schools.co.uk/

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