RSBC and Sky Broadcasting Academy give blind young people a journalism taster

Eurodesk UK partner the Royal Society for Blind Children has recently collaborated with Sky Broadcasting Academy to give blind and partially sighted children and young people an exciting taste of what being a TV journalist is like, as well as helping them think about global issues.

During the May half-term 24 young people who are members of RSBC’s Social & Independence Groups spent a day at Sky Studios in West London. After a behind the scenes tour of the studio young people had a brilliant time filming a News Report about marine plastic pollution and the future of our oceans. Working in groups with Sky Academy staff young people wrote a script, filmed their interviews and edited their performances to produce a 10-minute report on the subject.

Young people and parents expressed how much fun the activities were and how thankful they were to try something so different!

“I really loved being able to edit and create the scene for a news report! It was so much fun!” James, RSBC Social & Independence Group Member.

"We just wanted to thank you for giving our daughter the opportunity to attend the Sky Studio day. She really had a great time and we are most grateful." Sara, Mum of one of the Group Members.

RSBC’s Social and Independence Groups are a great way for blind and partially sighted children and young people to expand their social circles and build the independence and confidence to go out on their own.

To find our more about the opportunities young people can access through RSBC’s Social & Independence Groups, go to our website at

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