Magazine article Screen International

BAFTA Announces School Programme

Magazine article Screen International

BAFTA Announces School Programme

Article excerpt

BAFTA members, award-winners and nominees to hold talks in UK schools.

As part of their Give Something Back campaign, BAFTA has announced it will partner with education charities Into Film, Speakers for Schools and STEMNET to bring BAFTA members, award-winners and nominees into UK schools and youth programmes.

The new programme is designed for speakers to share their skills and experiences with young people and inspire them to enter the film, television and games industries.

Speakers already confirmed for the programme include game mechanics programmer Chris Payne, screenwriter Paul Viragh, presenter Tazeen Ahmad and actor Jimmy Akingbola. They will visit primary schools in Greater Manchester, Essex, Kent and London.

"Through the BAFTA speaker programme, young people across the UK will get a chance to learn first-hand from some of the best in our industries," commented BAFTA chairman John Willis.

"We hope that as many schools and youth groups as possible take up this free opportunity to introduce their young charges to an exciting range of practitioners and potential careers". …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.