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Sky Skills Studios Scotland launches

Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 7:39am
Sky has launched a Scottish version of its groundbreaking Sky Academy Skills Studios, a hands-on tour which gives young people aged eight to 18 the opportunity to experience what goes into the making of a TV program. The launch of Sky Academy Skills Studios Livingston, which opened its doors last week, follows the success of Sky Academy Skills Studios in London. Since its unveiling in 2012, over 30,000 pupils have participated in the London-based experience. Leading experiential and event agency RPM led the Sky Academy Skills Studio project from creative conception to design and build. The initiative is all part of Sky’s ambition to provide inspiration and opportunities to help one million young people build skills and self-belief by 2020. RPM worked closely with Sky to design the Sky Academy Skills Studios experience that brings to life Sky’s unique and dynamic broadcast environment. Pupils are taken on a tour of Sky to gain an understanding of the workplace and how television is made, shaped and shared, and then they get to have a go at creating a real-life TV report themselves, supported by a team of Sky experts. New and exclusive experiences for Sky Academy Skills Studios Livingston include an immersive audio visual room which uses interactive cues and lighting to give students an authentic feel for what it’s like behind the scenes at Sky and state-of-the art technology including an innovative lighting theatre and plasma screen wall Jack Eatherley, Sky Academy senior manager, says: “Over 30,000 young people have visited Sky Academy Skills Studios in West London and we are delighted that opening our new facility in Livingston will enable thousands more young people to learn how TV is made whilst developing important skills along the way.“ Dom Robertson, managing director at RPM, observes: “This is another exciting addition to Sky Academy and it’s fantastic to see Sky continue supporting schools across the UK. It is a privilege to work on projects which create lasting, positive, social impact and where we are making a brand’s ambition a reality through innovative design.”
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