The University of Wolverhampton will host the Grand Final of the Midlands Centre Education Programme on 29th June 2016. 15 secondary schools across the West Midlands have taken part in our bespoke enterprise challenge and the students have loved it!
For the 3rd year, the Royal Television Society Midlands Centre has held education workshops in secondary schools across the West Midlands to give students in Years 8 and 9 (aged 12 and 13) an insight to the television / visual media industries, the broad range of career options within this sector and the appropriate routes to take to follow a career path into it. We also look at the transferable skills needed to do these jobs and give them the opportunity to develop these skills.
During the second half of the session, students will work in teams of 6-8 to create a new TV programme. They will then make a 3 minute pitch for this and ‘sell’ it to a ‘commissioner’.
The teams will decide on programme names, logo, themes, genres and audience. Throughout the workshop students will be developing valuable skills such as confidence, teamwork, creativity, diplomacy, working to deadlines, communication, presentation and leadership.
The winners from each school taking part will be invited to a Grand Final in the summer term where they will present their idea to a prestigious panel of expert judges. The prize for the winning team from the Grand Final will be a VIP Tour of BBC Birmingham.