The National Launch of Studio Schools took place in London on the 18th November 2010 to mark the opening of the first two schools, including our very own Studio School at the Nether Hall Learning Campus. The launch included a keynote address from the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Education Lord Hill of Oareford and an employers’ perspective by David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce.
“I was delighted to be able to attend this key milestone launch event to support the on-going development of the Kirklees Studio School at the Nether Hall Learning Campus” Susan Kenyon commented “Earlier this year we were commissioned by NLC to identify, research and map the Kirklees Creative & Digital Sector based businesses who welcomed the opportunity to be involved with the development of young people aged 14-19 as part of this exciting development”. Susan concluded.
What is a Studio School?
A bold new type of state school that will equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in the local creative and media sector. Studio Schools are a new type of school model developed to better prepare young people for the working world. Five years in the making, Studio Schools are based on extensive research and best practice from around the world. They have been developed in partnership with the country’s leading educational agencies as well as businesses from across Britain.
For more info: www.studioschoolstrust.org