RPM launches Sky Academy Skills Studios in Scotland

Scottish pupils to experience life behind-the-scenes at Sky
Scottish pupils to experience life behind-the-scenes at Sky

Brand experience agency RPM has collaborated with broadcaster Sky to design a Scottish subsidiary of its Sky Academy Skills Studios.

The experience, which aims to raise aspirations and improve key life skills of people aged eight to 18, opened its doors on Wednesday (18 March). The Scottish branch is located in Livingston, West Lothian.

People are invited on a tour of the building to gain an understanding of the workplace and how a television show is developed. They are then given the chance to create a real-life TV report themselves with support from a team of Sky experts.

New additions to the Sky Academy Skills Studio Livingston include an immersive AV room, which uses interactive cues and lighting, an innovative lighting theatre and a plasma screen wall. The first of its kind was launched in west London in 2012, where more than 30,000 young people have experienced life backstage.

Jack Eatherley, Sky Academy senior manager, said: "It’s been great to work with RPM again. Sky Academy Skills Studios Livingston has taken two years of planning and their experience and knowledge from working on the previous facility has proved extremely beneficial. 

"We are delighted that opening our new facility in Livingston will enable thousands more young people to learn how TV is made whilst developing important skills along the way."

Dom Robertson, managing director at RPM, added: "This is another exciting addition to Sky Academy and it’s fantastic to see Sky continue supporting schools across the UK. It is a privilege, to work on projects which create lasting, positive, social impact and where we are making a brand’s ambition a reality through innovative design. 

"We are proud to continue to contribute towards Sky’s mission to nurture the next generation and we have no doubt that students will leave the new Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston feeling inspired, a memory that will live on long after the experience is over."

More Sky experiences: Game of Thrones comes to life at The O2

Sky Movies brings Frozen experience to The O2

Sky Bet launches pop-up pound shop

Comment below to let us know what you think.

For more in-depth and print-only features, showcases and interviews with world-leading brands, don't miss the next issue of Event magazine by subscribing here.

Follow @dollydeighton

Subscribe today for just $116 a year

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.com , plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a subscriber


Don’t miss your daily fix of breaking news, latest work, advice and commentary.

register free