Media Experts in Schools Developing resilience and critical thinking skills through media literacy As the world becomes increasingly digitalised, society’s need for young people to be media literate becomes more and more necessary. This programme offers young people the unique opportunity to learn about the media from the very people whose day to day is spent navigating and creating media content for a diverse range of media platforms. It’s a truly rewarding experience and creates a lasting impact. Media Experts in Schools was created in partnership with our long standing corporate partners, FTI Consulting, and aims to improve young people’s media literacy and resilience by partnering businesses with their local school to provide communication professionals with the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom. Over the course of three, 1-hour sessions, professionals work with small groups of students, aged 13-14, using specially created resources. They facilitate conversation and debate around subjects such as fake news, bias and media regulation. Through this project, not only do young people learn how to safely navigate the media, but by working closely with professionals they are opened up to the world of work and build key employability skills; such as critical thinking and communication skills. If you are a broadcasting channel, newspaper or have in-house communications teams, please get in touch to find out how you can get involved. Contact our Partnerships Manager, Therri Tait. Suggested Next Steps: Other skills-based volunteer opportunities with Experts in Schools Read about why citizenship education is important. Look at our programmes for more resources and citizenship experiences.