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Dec 21 2020


Opinion

Sky initiative ‘The Edit’ offers young people the opportunity to develop digital skills for the future

This article reflects the authors own views and not that of MLI.

By Mark Carpenter, Head of Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Sky Ireland.

The Edit will provide primary and secondary schools across UK & Ireland with a platform and the training to produce broadcast news reports from script to screen. With the use of Adobe’s creative tools and Sky’s content, young people can enter their climate change themed television reports into a competition with the winners announced on TV on Sky News’ FYI.

Through Sky Academy Studios we have been able to work with school children to raise their aspirations, develop new skills and broaden their horizons of what they can achieve in life. The Edit gives us the opportunity to reach children from all communities across the UK and Ireland, giving them this same valuable experience.”

Nishy Lall, Head of Young People at Sky

The Edit uses the topic of climate change to spark young people’s imaginations, helping them to discuss the environmental crisis and use their voice to encourage others to #GoZero as part of Sky’s business ambition be net zero carbon by 2030. Working with Adobe’s industry-leading video creation tools Adobe Spark Video and Adobe Premiere Rush, students will develop essential digital storytelling, collaboration and communication skills that are highly prized by employers in the broadcast sector and beyond.

Alongside curriculum-ready teaching resources and lesson plans for primary and secondary schools covering both in-person and remote learning, teachers also have the opportunity to complete a CPD training programme supporting them to develop the skills to deliver The Edit’s video editing and production with confidence.

“We live in a digital first society, so it’s essential that schools find ways to promote digital literacy as a core part of the curriculum. The Edit not only provides an inspiring challenge and curriculum-ready resources that teachers can apply to classroom or remote learning, it also gives students the opportunity to work with the same tools and footage that the professionals use every day.”

Sam Robins, Head of digital media marketing in Northern Europe at Adobe

To register your interest in The Edit head to http://bit.ly/TheEditSky

For more information email: mark.carpenter@sky.ie or chloe.mcmurray@sky.uk

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