Emmerdale Studio Experience in Leeds offering students free production workshops

An education programme organised by the team at the Emmerdale Studio Experience in Leeds is offering free workshops for students.

Students enjoying a production workshop at the Emmerdale Studio Experience in Leeds.

Two extra Script to Screen taster sessions have been organised after the first sold out.

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Developed in collaboration with the ITV production crew, the 3.5-hour intimate sessions have been tailored to give students aged 14 to 18 years the opportunity to gain an insight of the production process when making television at the Studio Experience on Burley Road in Leeds.

Students enjoying a production workshop at the Emmerdale Studio Experience in Leeds.

Sarah Gregory, head of ICT and Computing at King Edward VI School Lichfield, said: "Both the workshop and tour are engaging and interactive, and the day is well organised. I’ve ran this trip for the last two years and I look forward to bringing another group of students this year.

"I would highly recommend the experience to other ICT and Computing teachers looking at visits that engage students further."

The bespoke workshop will look at the departments and structure of the teams which bring the soap to life including key roles, responsibilities and careers paths, as well as offering the opportunity to create storyboards and gain first-hand experience in using a green screen.

Each session will begin with a workshop and green screen activity, followed by a break.

Youngsters at an Emmerdale Studio Experience workshop.

This will be followed by a Studio Experience Tour and topped off with some interactive games.

Tickets to the initial workshop were snapped up within 48 hours, so due to popular demand, two additional sessions have been added for Wednesday August 21.

People can book for free at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-emmerdale-studio-experience-25694637175