By Madeleine, BBC Young Reporter
This Wednesday morning Trinity students from years 8, 9 and 10 were introduced to several visitors from the BBC: Kim Boak, a producer for BBC Bitesize; Dan Tunstall, a self employed lighting technician and Christian Carlisle, a presenter at BBC Radio Sheffield. The event was hosted by radio presenter and DJ Sarah Story, who shared her experiences with the students and interviewed the rest of the panel.
The visit provided an inspiring insight into the world of media, and emphasised the diversity of careers available to students in the future. Year 10 student Antonia said afterwards: “I thought it was interesting and would definitely consider a career in the creative industries now.”
The guests each shared their individual stories, which highlighted just how many different paths there are into the world of work, and gave a brief idea of what their jobs are.
Throughout the session the visitors gave advice, in particular discussing how to be more confident, which is a relevant topic for young people.
They also used media clips which were lively and engaging – and students were impressed by Dan Tunstall’s first-hand experience of working of Lewis Capaldi’s latest music video ‘Someone you Loved’ which is currently number one in the charts. The session then finished with a range of questions from students.
Before leaving the visitors encouraged students to get involved, leaving them with the idea that everyone has the ability to work in their industry, since more creative jobs are being created all the time.
The visit was an incredible opportunity and will undoubtedly inspire students to strive for the future they want.