Brought to you by Channel 4 and powered by GetMyFirstJob, 4Schools brings the idea of creative careers into the real world for KS3 students. With virtual workshops, live assemblies, digital resources and a national competition, there's plenty of opportunities for your school to get involved.
When your students think of TV, it's probably presenters and actors that first come to mind, but there's a host of incredibly important people behind the scenes that allow the on-screen talent to star in the programmes we all know and love. 4Schools will introduce your students to careers such as set designers, location managers, sound mixers, scheduling managers and many more options that could become an achievable future for them all. The programme delivers all of this, all whilst meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 4, 5 and 7.
Through expert led virtual and face to face events, your students will find out what goes on behind the scenes to make their favourite TV programmes, how many people it takes, and how this could be a part of their future career.
Download our KS3 resources and give your students practical advice prior to choosing their options. Putting a creative career within reach early in their education.
Give your students the opportunity to express their creativity in our national competition as they celebrate the diversity in our communities that makes us Altogether Different. Competition opening soon.
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Created with input from experts in TV, Broadcasting and Digital Media, the 4Schools careers quiz gives students insight to careers that could be a fit for their passions and personalities.
Some facts about how much the UK creative industry has grown in the last 10 years for example. With the likes of Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming giants entering the market, it's an industry that shows no signs of slowing down, but evolving with our ever changing consumer habits.
4Schools brings creative careers in TV and Broadcasting into the classroom through a mix of interactive learning, expert led workshops and dedicated programme resources.
There are lots of ways your school can get involved in the programme! Registering on our website will give you access to a host of free resources (including printable handouts, information sheets and curriculum led lesson plans) and the ability to enter our national competition once it's live. For eligible schools, you will also be able to book the workshop of your choice for either virtual, or face to face delivery in your school.
Our competition is national, meaning every school in the UK can get involved and submit an entry.
4Schools is a programme dedicated for KS3 learners – those aged between 11-14
Our workshops are currently only available to schools located in the West Yorkshire, North East and West Midlands regions.
4Schools provides content and resources to aid in the achievement of Gatsby benchmarks 2, 4, 5 and 7.