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Holderness Academy hosts the BBC!

On Wednesday 16 January we were delighted to welcome Radio 1 DJ and CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton and the BBC Bitesize Roadshow.  Students in years 9 and 10 were given the fantastic opportunity to learn about future opportunities and careers in the creative and media industries.  A panel made up of local highly successful individuals including: Stew Baxter from LIFE band and Warren Records, Peter Snelling from My Pocket Puppets and Jenni Harrison Media Manager at Eskimo Soup spoke about their careers in the creative industries and offered valuable advice to our students to help them raise their ambitions and pursue their dreams. The students were highly engaged by the individual panellist’s stories, and the Roadshow was an exciting way for the students to learn about the variety of opportunities that are available in the creative industry.

Ellie Bull, Careers Coordinator at Holderness Academy said ‘Hosting the Roadshow was a fantastic opportunity for the College and it had a clear impact on raising the students’ awareness of the different opportunities that are available in the creative industries. The local connection of the panellists, also enabled students to see that opportunities in the creative industries are available locally and how the spirit of the City of Culture still continues to develop opportunities for young people.’

Year 9 student Logan said ‘Seeing the BBC Roadshow made me realise that my dream to play the guitar professionally could really happen.'

Year 9 student Hollie said ‘I found the BBC Bitesize presentation really interesting and it helped me to think about my career choices.'

Year 9 student Rachael said ‘I liked that the panellists were from Hull.  It showed everyone that it doesn’t matter where we are from, we can still get a job in the creative industry and be who we want to be.'