The Sky’s the limit for Bute and Cowal youngsters

Published Date: 

31 Oct 2017 - 13:41

Young people from Bute and Cowal were given the opportunity to get hands on and go behind the scenes at Sky Television when they visited the company’s Livingstone studios.


The visit was organised by Argyll and Bute Council’s Youth Services Team and was part of Sky Academy’s Skill Studios – a unique learning experience that enables young people to work with members of the Sky team and see how their cutting edge technology works.


The children have been working with Sky over the last six weeks on a cyberbullying project and, during their time at the studios, they were given the chance to develop and shoot their own news reels on the subject.


The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “What a great opportunity for the young people of Bute and Cowal. Not only was this initiative a great way for them to raise awareness of an extremely important issue, but it also enabled them to develop their own skills.


“We want to provide our young people with knowledge and skills for learning, life and work to ensure they are equipped to secure and sustain positive destinations and achieve success in life. Experiences like this help us to do that, whilst also highlighting the wide range of opportunities that are available to them.”