On the 16th of June 2017, I took eight Yr 9 Learners to a very special event and they were amazing!

We were invited by the Royal Television Society Midlands Centre and Dudley College to take part in an exciting enterprise challenge competition day!

The day provided the Learners with an excellent platform to learn about the wide variety of jobs involved in TV, the routes to getting those jobs and the transferable skills needed to do the jobs.

Following an introduction by the Royal Television Society and Dudley College, the Learners had the opportunity to hear from some interesting speakers from our regions television industry and find out about their career journeys.

During the second half of the session, Learners took on the role of a production company and had to design a concept for a new TV programme. The teams had to decide on feature names, logo, themes, genres and audience. Throughout the workshop Learners developed valuable skills such as confidence, teamwork, creativity, diplomacy, working to deadlines, communication, presentation and leadership.

Each team then had to present a 3 minute pitch for their programme to an expert panel of judges from the TV industry as if they were pitching a concept to a programme commissioner. All of the teams presented their ideas in front of the room and the judges whose task it was to choose the winning idea.

Our Learners were exceptional. They represented the school to the highest possible standard and did themselves proud. I was blown away with just how they worked and how professional they were whilst under competitive pressure from 8 other schools from the region.

I would like to congratulate the Team who are now going on to form another Enterprise team in school.  They will lead and help us in getting all Learners using enterprise skills to enhance their learning even more: watch this space.

Finally a big well done to, Ellie Twigger, Ellena Paskin, Aaron Chahal, Robbie Cooper, Alfie Jacques, Wiktoria Matysiak, Emily Checkley and Emily Fellows.

Well done team.

Mr Mahey

Director of Enterprise

Head of Business & Computing Faculty