The first of our final two events of National Careers Week was a Q and A with a panel of Film and TV professionals, including Gareth Ellis Unwin, the Oscar winning producer of The King?s Speech. Our Year 11 Drama students submitted questions in advance and we were given a brilliant insight into the industry from Louise Smith, a sustainability manager who has worked on Bond 25 and Nainita Desai, a composer for Bad Boy Millionaires and American Murder. It was fascinating to hear about the range and scope of roles available and pathways into film/tv, including apprenticeships at the BBC and ITV.
On Friday, Billy Taylor led a Horizons session for our Year 12s, passing on some inspiring tips for developing life skills. Billy talked about the importance of connecting and collaborating but also how we can benefit from a focus on our internal voice. He reminded us that we can use failure as a positive tool and how to turn weaknesses into strengths.
Categories: Careers Sixth Form