Students join BBC to discover more about careers in the media - The Solihull Observer

Students join BBC to discover more about careers in the media

Solihull Editorial 30th Jan, 2022   0

STUDENTS from Lyndon School in Solihull took part in a workshop about careers in the media with the BBC Output Ops team recently.

The exercise was as part of the BBC Young Reporter scheme which provides opportunities for 11 to 18 year olds to tell their stories, gain media and journalism skills and access careers advice.

The students also learnt about some of the behind-the-scenes jobs that help get journalists’ stories on-air.

From researchers to archivists and engineers, all the different career paths that make up working in broadcast media were highlighted.

Abid Butt, Principal at Lyndon School said: “I am grateful to the team from the BBC for taking the time to speak to Lyndon students about their work.

“I know they found it really interesting to hear about what happens behind the scenes in the newsroom and I know it has given some of them food for thought about their future careers!”

Lyndon School is part of the Birmingham-based Summit Learning Trust which includes four primary and three secondary schools and the 6th Form College, Solihull.

It provides an education for almost 8,000 children and young people.

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