Skills MediumCreative and Media Learners celebrate win after beating top competition at Sky Skills

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Media Learners got the new year off to a great start by winning two Android tablets earlier this month in the Sky Skills Academy competition.  Sky Skills Academy liked the students’ work so much that they presented them with the tablets to use with their coursework. The learners had created movie trailers, music videos and adverts which they entered to win the competition. 

Media Level 1 and 2 classes first visited the Sky Skills Academy in October and Level 3 learners visited in November. Their tutor, Natasha McIntosh, entered the competition to win the tablets by submitting an assessment of how much each student had progressed technically and creatively following the Academy trip. Evidence to support the submission included the films and videos created by the students after the Sky Skills visits. The judges were particularly looking for improvement in communication, self-management, teamwork and problem-solving.

To win the College learners were competing against other schools and colleges throughout the UK, and to win had to prove they were the best nationally. 

Media tutor Natasha McIntosh, said: “At Sky, the students made news reports using high end professional studio equipment, software, costumes and with the assistance of real Sky employees. They also had a tour of the different studios and were able to see Sky News being recorded live on air.” Natasha is planning another trip to the Sky Skills Academy for students next year.

Adriana Lachowicz, (pictured far right, front row) was still fizzing with excitement from her Sky Skills trip. Adriana said: “I loved the experience of working in a professional TV studio and making a news programme. The experience has really inspired me to want to become a news reporter.”

Paul Amisi, (pictured centre, wearing grey) said: “I really got a lot from the technical aspects of live recording, editing and a multi-camera set up. I feel much more inspired about more complex technical productions now and I would really like to work in a studio environment.”

Janet Gardner, College Director, said: “The College focuses on working with industry to make sure our students are meeting industry standards and to increase their employability skills. I’m delighted that their dedication has paid off and they have been recognised for their talents by winning the Sky Skills Academy competition.”

If you are interested in Media Production browse the College website by clicking on this link and apply for one of our Creative and Media courses.


To view some of the winning entries, click on the links below:

Mihai Pirogov:

Devlan Stewart:

Viktor Sitkei:

Denylson Fernande Lopes:

Damian Wozniakowski:

Shermin Shterev:

Adriana Lachowicz:

Calvin Hurley:

Christopher Cooper

Quason Matthews

Sam Mihab

Kasia Jupiter

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