Students in Years 7 to 10 had the opportunity to engage with industry professionals during the BBC’s nationwide schools tour, which aimed to inspire the next generation of storytellers and creatives. The panel included Harriet Blackamore, a voiceover artist, Tom Salmoon, a BBC Presenter/Producer, and Karen Sawrey, an illustrator.
The panelists provided valuable insights into their respective fields and shared their career journeys, inspiring students to pursue careers in the creative industries. This initiative is part of the BBC’s commitment to supporting young people and helping them explore different career pathways in the creative sector.
Mrs McAllister, Head of West Coast Sixth Form (Workington Campus) and Careers Lead, praised the panelists and the BBC staff for providing valuable insights, stating that “It was great to have the BBC involved today as part of our careers education programme. The insight they could provide to get into the creative sector was outstanding. This, coupled with Cumbrian’s who work within these industries and were able to share their own career journeys, made it clear that these pathways were within reach of all our students who are interested in this rewarding career sector.”
We hope that this initiative will continue to inspire and educate young people about the exciting career opportunities available in the creative industries.