- Your Half Term Update from Global Academy
Your Half Term Update from Global Academy
Industry Partners Update - October 2023
Welcome to the latest edition of g:termly!
It's hard to believe that summer is already a distant memory as we wrap up our first half term at Global Academy. We've had a blast, and there's so much to share with you.
At Global Academy, we've had an eventful and highly productive first half-term, brimming with exciting projects and activities! These initiatives exemplify the diverse and exceptional opportunities available to our students in conjunction with our industry partners.
This half term we have also launched a plethora of brand new courses for our Sixth Form routes including Esports Production, Journalism, and Technical and Broadcast – it has been a busy one! Thank you for your ongoing support to kickstart careers in media!
Year 12 Content Production Goes Behind the Scenes at Global HQ
Our Year 12 students had a unique opportunity to visit our Global HQ, gaining first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the industry.
We got to spend time seeing some of the UKs most loved radio stations, here from station production teams, and meet Global Academy alumni who are now working at Global.
Exploring the World of Journalism: Year 12's Trip to The Guardian
Our Year 12 students had a unique opportunity to step into the world of journalism by visiting The Guardian's headquarters. This eye-opening experience provided them with valuable insights into the industry and the chance to interact with professionals in the field as well as getting a go at making their own front page spreads!
Learning About Apprenticeships with Amazon and Apprentice Nation
Students had a memorable start of term event at one of Amazon's UK fulfillment centers, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Amazon's apprenticeship program. The event combined education, entertainment, and career exploration, offering Year 12 students valuable experiences and featuring a performance by music artist - Cat Burns.
Year 13 Media Business Students collaborate with Wavemaker UK
Our Year 13 Media Business students joined forces with Wavemaker for the Media Essentials programme. This collaboration allowed them to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios and gain a deeper understanding of media business operations alongside partners like Channel 4, Global, TikTok and Amazon.
Global Academy Students Make Some Noise for Charity
Our students took part in charity initiatives, using their skills and creativity to support the annual Global Make Some Noise Day. Their efforts reflect our commitment to social responsibility and the positive impact that our students can make in the community. From Teacher Lip Sync Battles, charity radio shows, wet sponge throwing at teachers, and work experience - we did it all!
Celebrating Black History Month
Global Academy celebrated Black History Month in style this October - with activities such as 'Young, Gifted and Black' in conjunction with Wunderman Thompson creative agency, our Roots to Routes panel featuring the voices of Hayley Mulenda, Remel London, Angie Greaves, Danielle Blenman, Cherrelle Skeete and Savanah Graham plus our Afrovisibility and the Windrush Project with Year 11s culminating in a grand final screening event at Everyman Cinema.
We were also joined by Global Academy alumni – DJ Dynamic, from Capital XTRA who hosted our annual Black Pride party which our Technical Students produced and live-streamed via YouTube. These events highlighted our commitment to diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment where all voices are heard.
Inspiring the Next Generation: Candice Brathwaite's Visit
We were honored to host best selling author and presenter Candice Brathwaite who shared her insights and inspired our students to aim for greatness. Such interactions with industry leaders are pivotal in shaping the aspirations of our students.
Three Globallers Nominated for Student of the Year in RISE Awards
We're excited to announce that two of our students and one of our alumni have been nominated for the Student of the Year category in the RISE Awards. This recognition underscores the exceptional talent and dedication of our students. GOOD LUCK to Jess, Esme, and Rochelle for the announcement next month!
Global Academy Students Shine at the Radio Festival
Our students had a remarkable day of learning and networking at the Radio Festival, where they had the chance to engage with industry professionals, expand their knowledge, and gain insights into the evolving world of radio.
We are proud of the achievements and experiences our students have had this half-term. These projects and initiatives reinforce our commitment to providing an exceptional education that prepares our students for success in the creative media industry. We look forward to future collaborations and opportunities to continue our collective growth and impact.
If you have any questions or would like to explore potential collaborations, please feel free to get in touch! Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.
Global Academy is committed to achieving the Quality in Careers standard accreditation, through Education Development Trust. We are focused on achieving the required criteria to become award holders. Education Development Trust is an accredited licensed body for the Quality in Careers standard status for career education, information, advice, and guidance (CEIAG) provision.