Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Lights, camera, action for students at BBC innovation day

Media students at Clarendon Sixth Form College had a day of excitement and learning at the BBC’s ‘innovation day’ at MediaCityUK.

The event, hosted by TeenTech, gave students the chance to experience working life at the BBC.

The students visited the ‘blue room’ which houses an exhibition on the future of media technology including virtual reality and were given a talk by the corporation’s technology experts. They also toured the studios, including the set of BBC Breakfast and had a Q&A session with software engineers and digital forensics experts.

Nathan Hancock, media student at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “It was a great experience to meet people who work there and it gave me a real insight into the future of the industry. The technology that is being developed is amazing and I hope I can be part of that in the future.”

TeenTech is a not-for-profit company which was founded by Maggie Philbin CEO, who led the day’s events. They aim to give young people the opportunity to find out more about and experience careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

James Shenton, media teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The BBC innovation day was a great opportunity for our students to experience the atmosphere and working environment there. It was inspiring for them to speak to employees not much older than themselves who are already building a career at the BBC. Overall the day was really motivating and fun.”

To learn more about media courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, call 0161 908 6800.