Sky Up Academy Studios
Sky Up Academy Studios
Sky Up Academy Studios
Sky Up Academy Studios

Driving Sky’s reputation as a ‘force for good’, we created Sky Up Academy Studios; an immersive learning experience that places young people centre stage as media creators.

Launched in 2012, the programme has already reached over 169,000 young people.

 

Sky Up Academy Studios in Osterley and Livingston give young people the chance to get hands-on with cutting-edge digital technology to create their own content.

Working in small teams, students can take on real-life media roles to create a news report or trailer about a topic that matters to them.

Working alongside Sky’s team of expert ambassadors, they see their ideas come to life on the big screen in just a few hours.

A visit to Sky Up Academy Studios gives young people between 8-16 years old a VIP peek behind-the-scenes at Sky, help to develop their confidence and build essential skills like Creativity, Communication and Collaboration.

Impact

169,000+

Young people have already taken part

11,500+

Experience Sky Up Academy Studios annually

250,000

Young people will have strengthened their digital skills, learned transferable skills and explored careers in the creative industries by 2030

The experience was absolutely incredible for all the pupils…it made them think about their jobs in the future. The skills we used were communication, self-management, teamwork, problem-solving and creativity… We thought it was the best school trip ever.

Teacher

The students found the whole experience incredible. They were thrilled to have the opportunity to work in such a professional environment. It was great for them to learn skills in an actual working situation with such extraordinary technology and equipment.

Teacher

We Are Futures carried out extensive work on insights around the education landscape, designing topics and challenges to make them relevant and engaging for the young person and also meeting the needs of teachers and the education curriculum.

Nishy Lall, Head of Young People, Sky

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The Programme

Driving Sky’s reputation as a ‘force for good’, we created Sky Up Academy Studios; an immersive learning experience that places young people centre stage as media creators. Launched in 2012, the programme has already reached over 167,000 young people.

The experience has been designed to help tackle the growing digital divide and address social and economic inequalities across communities by unlocking opportunities for those who are most excluded, arming them with key digital literacy skills and opening up routes to creative careers.

Sky Up Academy Studios in Osterley and Livingston give young people the chance to get hands-on with cutting-edge digital technology to create their own content.

Working in small teams, students can take on real-life media roles to create a news report or trailer about a topic that matters to them.

Working alongside Sky’s team of expert ambassadors, they see their ideas come to life on the big screen in just a few hours.

A visit to Sky Up Academy Studios gives young people between 8-16 years old a VIP peek behind-the-scenes at Sky, help to develop their confidence and build essential skills like Creativity, Communication and Collaboration.

The Impact

  • 169,000+ young people have already taken part
  • 11,500+ experience Sky Up Academy Studios annually
  • 250,000 young people will have strengthened their digital skills, learned transferable skills and explored careers in the creative industries by 2030