Helping to inform and inspire young people
Leytonstone School presented draft infographic to key employers at Stratford East on Thursday 2 November.
Bringing young people from schools in Newham and Waltham Forest together with creative employers, this project develops labour market information (LMI) knowledge, skills and insights. Young people work on a live brief to research and design an infographic to inform and advise other local young people, parents, careers advisors and teachers about emerging career opportunities in the creative industries.
Information, advice and guidance is notoriously difficult in the creative industries because the sector is largely made up of small and micro businesses and career paths are rarely linear. Finding out information, asking questions and spotting trends are key skills for working in the creative sector.
Drawing on Creative & Cultural Skills’ large network of Industry Supporters through our National Skills Academy this project empowers young people to map the creative opportunities of the future. Creative & Cultural Skills (working with staff from CFE Research) set the brief and facilitates opportunities for students to meet creative industry employers.
Over a series of workshops, students cover topics including:
The project draws insight from partners and employers including Stratford East, Stratford Circus, University of East London, University College London, William Morris Gallery and more. It will result in the publication and launch of infographics, created by the students, to share their knowledge with partners across education, the creative sector and the public.
The young people themselves work with university student volunteers to produce this information as an infographic which will be made available as a poster and downloadable PDF to highlight their findings to other interested parties.
School: Chobham Academy and Leytonstone School
Employer: CFE Research, Foundation for Future London, Newham Council, Waltham Forest Council, BT Sport, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Here East, University of East London, Stratford Circus and William Morris Gallery
Delivery Partner: Creative & Cultural Skills
Central Careers Hub delivers excellent CPD session to Chobham Academy teachers
Central Careers Hub delivers excellent CPD session to Chobham Academy teachersVIEW UPDATE
Amarah Mahmood, year 10 media student at Leytonstone School
Amarah Mahmood, year 10 media student at Leytonstone SchoolVIEW UPDATE
Matthew Palmer, year 10 media student at Leytonstone School
Matthew Palmer, year 10 media student at Leytonstone SchoolVIEW UPDATE
Adnan Habib, year 10 student at Leytonstone
Adnan Habib, year 10 student at LeytonstoneVIEW UPDATE
Amazing presentations with Leytonstone students
Amazing presentations with Leytonstone studentsVIEW UPDATE
Chobham Academy launch infographic at Here East
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Chobham Academy to launch infographic at Here East
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Work together to develop your dreams
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Inspiring creativity at William Morris Gallery
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Chobham Academy students present infographic to creative employer panel
Students taking part in the Careers Cluster pilot at Chobham Academy have presented their infographic on the creative industries in East London, to an employer panel of local creative businesses, for feedback ahead of its publication later this month.VIEW UPDATE