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We’re raising aspirations and building life skills through Sky Skills
Take a tour through Sky Skills Studios and find how students make their very own TV report
LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTIONEamonn Holmes: Hello there. I’m Eamonn Holmes, and this is Sky News. Today we have a special report about Sky Skills Studios, so let’s go straight to our reporter, who is live at Westminster.Kishore: Thanks, Eamonn. Today we’re bringing you an important report. Let’s find out more.Voice-over: Sky Skills Studios aims to raise aspirations of young people through a free learning experience that links to the curriculum and builds life skills.Florian: I’m really excited to be in Sky today.Voice-over: Teachers select one of 16 topics from five subject areas: Science, Maths, English, Sport, and Citizenship. Students explore the topic using our educational resources designed to meet curriculum objectives.Jennifer: I think the topic's really relevant to things they study in school.Voice-over: The experience starts with a tour of Sky Studios, where students see media professionals at work and learn how we make, shape, and share television content.Cheyenne: It’s been a real eye-opener.Sophie: It was just really fun being on stages.Voice-over: Then, they get stuck-in themselves, in four studios specially designed for young people aged 8 to 18 to create their own TV report.Rebecca: We’ve brought a certain age group today, but it could definitely be adapted to other age groups.Voice-over: Students shoot and edit their report using cutting-edge technology, including broadcast-quality cameras, green screens, and touch screen edit tables.Sanjeev: I think this is fantastic that I’ve seen the technology.Oliver: All the software that you can use... I think it’s pretty impressive.Voice-over: The students will be divided into teams.Unidentified Student: You need to listen to each other’s ideas.Voice-over: And each have their own roles to perform.Donya: I was the script writer. I helped the presenter.Voice-over: Gaining valuable insight into the world of work and building life skills.Pippa: They’ve communicated. They’ve solved problems. They have thought creatively.Voice-over: In each studio, specialised staff will be on hand to support students as they create their report.Sarah: The reason they’ve been able to be so relaxed and so confident is because of the team leaders.Voice-over: This inspiring experience is open to all primary and secondary schools and easy for schools to organise.Sarah: I would absolutely 100% recommend this experience to any teacher in any school.Cheyenne: The atmosphere here with all the adults... and you've been able to have fun with your friends as well as being able to, you know, link the education into it. It’s kind of learning without realising.Anum: It’s a new experience and I’m definitely glad I got to come.Kishore: Thanks, everyone. This is Kishore, reporting for Sky News in Westminster. Back to you, Eamonn.Eamonn Holmes: Thank you very much indeed. That’s the end of this breaking news. I’m Eamonn Holmes. Thank you for watching.
Behind the scenes at the launch of The People's Rainforest stakeholder event
CAPTION: J.D. Buckley Managing Director, Sky IrelandJ.D. Buckley: You’re all more than welcome here. It’s… it’s great to have you on the evening of the first live showing of The People’s Rainforest, which is going out at 8 o’clock on Sky1 HD this evening. Lucy Carver: Sky’s got a big focus on minimising our environmental impact. CAPTION: Lucy Carver Director of the Bigger PictureLucy Carver: And that’s why we have a partnership with WWF, who are here today. Thank you for coming along. Of course Sky Rainforest Rescue – and the idea of that is to help save a billion trees in the Amazon rainforest. CAPTION: Glyn Davies Director of Programmes, WWFGlyn Davies: It’s two brands coming together to raise the profile of a big issue, which is the state of the forests, actually worldwide, but particularly in the Amazon. Glyn Davies: How do we fundraise? How do we fundraise as part of this partnership to bring about change on the ground? Lucy Carver: And what we do is, we ask customers to give money which we then match. So far, we’ve raised 2.4 million euros, and we’re hoping to double that over the next three years. And it goes towards helping to save an area of three million hectares in Acre, which is in Western Brazil. And we wanna make those trees worth more alive than dead by… by working with farmers to help introduce new sustainable methods of farming, which not only protect the rainforest, but also make their livelihoods much more profitable. And… and they enable them to educate their children to… to not have to slash and burn rainforests and move on. It’s been a really interesting project, and one of the things that we’re really excited about is using Sky’s programming to educate people about the rainforest in a way that’s not earnest and dull but is upbeat and exciting. And… and that’s why we have programmes like The People’s Rainforest on Sky1, which does exactly that. CAPTION: Mark Bennett Dublin City CouncilMark Bennett: So although it was a brief visit, I can see how extensive it is and how good it’s going to be for the kids to go through later on.CAPTION: Sky Rainforest Rescue www.sky.com/rainforestrescueCAPTION: WWF sky Believe in better www.sky.com/rainforestrescue WWF-UK Registered charity number: 1081247
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