Speakers for Schools has been brought on board to mobilise the creative sectors’ high-profile leaders and their organisations by giving their time as speakers in English state schools (11-16 yrs) and offering work experience at their prestigious organisations (14-18 yrs). Our aim is to generate awareness, open access pathways and inspire more young people to consider a career in the creative sector.
Speakers for Schools work to ensure high-profile leaders and figures are able to give their time to young people specifically in state schools through school talks and more. Below are the ways C-Suite level figures, national figures and recognised creative sector leaders are being asked to show their support by working with S4S to help ensure young people are inspired and equipped to consider creative careers:
We work with the highest profile figures, from CEOs to leading actors, connecting them to state schools that lack the networks to access these influential figures for assembly talks. We help make this possible for the diary and ensure they reach schools lacking networks to prestigious guest speakers.
We’re helping our creative sector speakers open the doors or their industry-leading organisations– from award-winning design studios to TV production companies– to offer 1 – 2 week work experience or insight days
If you’re a creative professional looking to give time in a local school, want to support local careers advice or want to take part in some of the employer workshops that will be happening across 2019-2020, you can find more opportunities on page 2 of our S4S supporters note, here.
If you’re a state school in England and are interested in raising awareness about the creative industries through our programmes we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about how to take part.
We have more school resources coming soon so be sure to check back in!
Sector leaders and current creative sector supporters of S4S include but are not limited to:
Sir Peter Bazalgette (ITV)
Marco Bertozzi (Spotify)
Karen Blackett OBE (WPP)
Toby Jones (Actor)
Edward Kemp (RADA)
Baroness (Martha) Lane Fox (Co-founder of lastminute.com)
Dame Carolyn McCall (ITV)
David Morrissey (Actor)
Roland Mouret (Fashion Designer)
Stuart Murphy (English National Opera)
CeCe Sammy (Vocal Coach)
Kenneth Tharp (Africa Centre)
Sharon White (Ofcom) and many more…
We’ll be working to reach over 140,000 state school students across England as part of this campaign so hope every leader will lend their support!