Sky Academy Skills Studio opens in Livingston

Doing the right thing posted on 26 Mar

We now declare these Skills Studio open...

Sky Careers

Sky News journalist Kay Burley and pupils from Newbattle High School recently officially launched our brand new Sky Academy Skills Studio in Livingston

Sky Academy Skills Studios is a free, interactive learning experience, linked to the school curriculum, which builds life skills in the young people who attend.

Students will be able to create their own TV report about a subject they are studying at school using Sky’s state-of-the-art technology, including broadcast-quality cameras, green screens and touch-screen edit tables.

The Skills Studios in Livingston is available for use by students aged 8 to 18 from schools across Scotland and aims to welcome 12,000 young people each year.

Sky News HD’s Kay Burley was proud to be asked to cut the ribbon and was hugely impressed by the facilities on offer. “The Studios are a great asset for school pupils across Scotland, introducing them to the world of the media while helping them to build highly valuable life skills. It has been great to meet the pupils from Newbattle High School and get a first-hand view of how much an experience like this can impassion and inspire young people.”

Bob Foley, Head of Health and Wellbeing at Newbattle High School, added: “Some of our pupils were lucky enough to visit the Sky Academy Skills Studios in London which was an amazing experience, so I am thrilled we now have an equally impressive facility here on our doorstep and honoured that our pupils had a leading role to play in its launch.”

Since the launch of the first Sky Academy Skills Studios in West London in 2012, more than 30,000 students have taken part, helping them to build important skills including communication, creativity and team work.