Pupils look behind the live TV scenes

Chantry pupils recroding at Sky Skills Studio. Photo by Jamie Kelly

Chantry pupils recroding at Sky Skills Studio. Photo by Jamie Kelly

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Chantry Primary Academy in Luton took some pupils to London to visit the Sky Skills Studio.

The Sky Academy offers schoolchildren a behind the scenes tour of the production studios to see how live TV is broadcast.

Chantry pupils at Sky Skills Studio. Photo by Jamie Kelly

Chantry pupils at Sky Skills Studio. Photo by Jamie Kelly

Throughout the day they had to write, direct, record and edit a news report using the technology at the studio.

They were split into four groups and each group had the responsibility of getting a separate part of the final report ready.

Jamie Kelly, assistant headteacher, said: “The end result was fantastic and the children loved seeing their hard work pay off by producing an informative news report about natural disasters.

“It was a great day. One of the groups met Thierry Henry, who was filming a Sky Sports segment. Some of Sky’s aims were to promote team-work, communication and problem-solving, something that definitely happened.”

Chantry pupils at Sky Skills Studio. Photo by Jamie Kelly

Chantry pupils at Sky Skills Studio. Photo by Jamie Kelly

One parent said: “My daughter enjoyed it, she had a really good day. It was great that she got to meet Thierry Henry.

“The trips the school take them on are really good.”