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Be quick if you want to sign up for The Hive school in Brighton
11:30am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A new school celebrating digital and creative industries is to open – with potential students warned to “be quick” to sign up.
The Hive Creative and Digital Media Studio School will open in September 2015 with the aim of preparing 14- to 19- year-olds for the workplace.
With the support of major media partners, including The Argus, school bosses said they want to become the first port of call for industry training and sourcing new talent.
Three hundred students at a time are expected to attend the school in Preston Road, Brighton.
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But those behind it have warned those interested to register their interest soon – as demand is expected to outstrip supply.
Lynn Thackway, principal of City College Brighton and Hove, which is behind the scheme, said: “We’ll be working with some of the most dynamic and innovative local businesses to deliver a curriculum that will enable talented young people to work on live projects and get handson experience of working in industry.”
As well as teaching core national curriculum subjects, such as maths and English, studio schools aim to equip students for successful careers in the digital economy.
The Argus is one of the firms to have backed the plans for the school, which will be the first studio school in Brighton and Hove.
Michael Beard, editor of The Argus, said: “We’re delighted to join forces with City College Brighton and Hove and hope that we can provide the opportunities for students to get real life experience of the creative and digital media world.”
Those interested should register at thehive.ccb.ac.uk/contact.
An event discussing the plans will take place on Wednesday from 6pm at the college in Pelham Street, Brighton.
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