As part of Olive Academies’ commitment to give our students quality work experience and to develop their ambitions, OA students are being given the opportunity to take their creative learning to a professional level. Emperor, the creative corporate and brand communications agency, is offering OA students the chance to work alongside their top design and communications consultants on an innovative project.
During this academic year, over twenty students from all three of our academies will be working on setting up their own media outlet which will include an online TV channel, newspaper, radio station and a product design company. OA students will pitch their ideas to Emperor employees, have access to professional support to help their ideas become a reality and to develop their creative work.
During the project, OA students will be given an insight into the work of professional creatives; students will gain work experience and life skills which will support their learning in all subjects. They will also have the chance to achieve their Gold Arts Award qualification on completion of the project.
Eileen Hinds, Olive Academies’ Director of Academy Standards and Effectiveness and Headteacher at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock said, “Not many students in mainstream schools or alternative provision have the chance to gain such high calibre work experience and access to professional support for their learning. We are so grateful to Emperor and their employees for giving their time and support to help our students. This project has the potential to have a huge impact on our students’ lives, giving them encouragement to gain the qualifications they will need to achieve their ambitions.”
Kingsley James, Managing Director of Emperor said, “The team here at Emperor is delighted to have the chance to share our expertise with Olive Academies’ students. Olive Academies’ determination to help young people who’ve struggled in school is infectious and our Emperor team is eager to start work on the project. These are the young people who most need access to professional work experience and Emperor is pleased to welcome them.”