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Medium (5-11 activities)
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
This resource produced in partnership with the UK Cinema Association (UKCA) will help young people aged 7 to 14 to develop an understanding of cinemas and how they are developed to suit the
needs of their customers. These activities will help young people to develop an understanding of the key transferable skills that are required, the breadth of roles available and the potential opportunities that are available for them within the exhibition sector. Advice and pathways into a career in cinema exhibition is provided in the factsheet including information on the Cinema Operative apprenticeship.
The resource is split into five sections and the first four explore a role within the cinema exhibition industry and provides young people with the opportunity to participate in a practical activity that will introduce them to the types of issues that they can face and which they will need to use their essential life skills and business skills to tackle. Each activity also has an extension activity which will challenge learners to explore the role and the industry in more depth. There are also slide notes that explain the specifics of the exhibition industry for your reference. The final section is an opportunity that allows young people to think about the skills that they have used in each activity and where they can apply it in their lives.
This resource comprises of this teachers' notes document which explains the activity outlines and includes worksheets for you to duplicate and use with your group. The accompanying Careers in Film: Exhibition - Cinema landscape PowerPoint presentation includes;
• an embedded clip of an exclusive interview with a current cinema
exhibition industry professional
• explanations of activities for students
• additional information and useful links in the slide notes
• case studies of industry professionals and their routes into the industry.
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