IT’S a new kind of freedom.
And it’s one the students really appreciate.
The Creative and Media Studio School in Rawthorpe has gone down well so far with the teenagers who are studying there.
Vesmira Krkic 15, has so far been able to design a T-shirt range which is currently being marketed.
“I have got more freedom to study how I want. I can do it as I want, as long as I learn the things I need to learn.”
Jade Walsh, 16, said: “There are businesses involved with the school and I get work experience.
“I have been involved in conferences to promote the school.
“You have your independence, you are not being spoon fed all the time. After this year I want to stay on and do criminology.”
Jessica Ainley, 15, said: “It gives you the opportunity to do different things, like the fashion show.
“We get to work with businesses and it seems more real.”
The young students have also launched the Studio School’s Children’s Charity was formed to help young people with chronic and debilitating illnesses.
So far the students have raised £700 towards a personalised helmet for five-month-old Logan Crotty who suffers from Flat Head Syndrome.
It has also been announced that there will be closer formal links between the Studio School and the University of Huddersfield.
Following meetings between University staff and the school’s Director of Development Graham Pearse, all Year 13 students will have direct access to the University. Full details will be announced later.
The school will man an information stand near the Next shop in the Kingsgate Centre all day on Saturday, January 7.
The Studio School’s next open day will be held from 12pm to 7pm on Wednesday, January 11.