The Rise Up Academy Summer School took place on 2-5 August at the Global Academy in Hayes. Over 500 young people aged 11-18 registered to attend two 2-day sessions. It was a real team effort and made possible thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors, delivery partners and army of industry volunteers.
During the Summer School, the attendees got the chance to get hands-on with a variety of media experiences, from building a studio and creating their own TV show, exploring the workings of an OB truck, creating livestream content and sports graphics, as well as experimenting with virtual production and much more.
Here’s some of the articles following the event:
- TVB Europe – ‘It’s opened my eyes to other career options’: Inspiring the next generation at Rise Up Academy Summer School
Feedback from the Summer School
We have been overwhelmed by positive feedback from the Summer School from the young people who attended and parents, as well as our sponsors, delivery partners and volunteers. Examples include:
“Please can you extend our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time and experience to supervise the workshops. Riya absolutely loved it and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the industry professionals and gaining an insight into their roles. She was already interested in pursuing a career in TV/film after university but this has inspired her even more! It was really a unique experience.”Parent, via email
“We are proud to sponsor and volunteer for this incredible event, giving back to our community with this immersive #broadcastproduction learning experience. Thank you Rise for putting on a wonderful event for our youth!”Clear-com, via LinkedIn
“It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Very exhausted but have memories I’ll cherish forever. One young girl coming up to me with a big smile to say “I’m dyslexic too!” Is just one highlight of many, I almost burst into tears. I hope I’ve managed to impact the young people as much as they have impacted me. 💗”Delivery partner, via LinkedIn
Images from the event
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