Creative Nerds support the next generation of social media stars at the Global Academy

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Creative Nerds are excited to be working with The Global Academy and Year 12 students to run hands-on workshops to build social media skills.

The Global Academy is a state school founded and supported by Global, The Media And Entertainment Group, designed to prepare students for careers in the broadcast and digital media industry, offering academic and vocational training.

Creative Nerds were approached to work with their in-house staff to build workshops that will give students hands on experience of growing a social media audience.

Alfie Green, Head of Social for Creative Nerds said “It’s a fantastic opportunity to support the next generation, something everyone at Creative Nerds is passionate about. The Global Academy is a stand out school pushing the boundaries of what traditional education should look like, and it’s something that we’re proud to be a part of.”

Creative Nerds will run workshops, work closely with students on their presentations as well as giving real hands on experience of the social media industry.

Ashley Tabor, Global’s Founder And Executive President, came up with the idea of the Global Academy to tackle the skills shortage and lack of diversity across the industry. As well as giving young people a route into the media industry, the Global Academy gives students the practical and technical skills they need to succeed in the real world.

This includes encouraging young people to talk about any mental wellbeing issues they may be facing, with an hour of mental wellbeing on the curriculum every week, recognising the issue and removing the stigma sometimes associated with it.

The state school is a university technical college for 14 to 19-year-old students. By 2020, the Global Academy will reach its full capacity of 800 students.

Find out more about Creative Nerds outreach and workshops by contacting us at [email protected]

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