Bring Digital Storytelling to the Classroom with The Edit

The Edit is a digital storytelling challenge to create a short video news report around climate change.

Register for The Edit here

Sky and Adobe have teamed up to bring you this exciting challenge and competition. You will have the chance to use free Adobe video editing tools, and receive guidance from professionals and use inspirational Sky footage.

Climate change is redefining our world and there has never been a more important time to speak up and make a difference. Empower young people to shape their future and develop important digital skills with The Edit, brought to you by Adobe and Sky.

Why register?

Register now for this fantastic digital storytelling challenge, perfect for media studies, English and distance learning, and a great way to improve the wellbeing of your learners – with a ‘direct to student’ offering and streamlined resources to better support educators teaching The Edit remotely.

  • Build Digital & Soft Skills – Every young person who takes part will build digital skills that are essential for the future workplace, helping you meet Gatsby benchmarks: communication, creativity, collaboration, creative problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Develop Media Literacy Skills – Students will make sense of the world around them by engaging critically with Sky News footage and other resources.
  • Meet Gatsby Benchmarks – Tips and tricks from Sky professionals.
  • Supporting educators – Tools and guidance to help you teach more creatively.
  • Be The Change – They will use their new skills as a force for good, unleashing their creativity and adding their voice to the climate debate.
  • Available to all – With professional Sky stock footage and free Adobe video editing tools available to use on a mobile, tablet or desktop, young people from all backgrounds can get involved.

Prizes

The winners (one team aged 8-11, one team aged 11-18) will have their entry broadcast on a Sky News Channel, giving them a voice in the climate change debate and inspiring other young people to find theirs.

Other prizes include:

  • 12-month Adobe for Education Creative Cloud subscription for winning schools
  • Inspiring on-site workshop and entry to Sky Academy Studios (depending on COVID guidance) – all expenses paid
  • Celebration event at Sky Cinema (depending on COVID guidance) and commendement certificate
  • Sky Academy Studios booking and commendement certificate for runners up (two teams aged 8-11, two teams aged 11-18)

Enabling you to empower your students

Join live and online to get the most from Adobe and Sky’s The Edit project. Expert teacher trainers will explain the aims and objectives of the project, guide you through the resources and the production process. The session will get you confident with the software to ensure you are fully equipped to give your students the best experience.

Running a digital project like this in your school or at home is a fantastic opportunity to engage your students and children by learning new digital literacy skills. Our enablement sessions will help you to get the most from our comprehensive resources by learning from our expert teachers.

Sessions are open to all educators, parents and guardians from Key Stage 2 – 5.

Book your session here

Get started with Adobe technical support

If your school does not currently have access to Adobe Spark or Adobe Premiere Rush, don’t worry. On registration, we will check your schools access details and a member of the team will contact the school. Adobe Spark for Education is free for all schools, and participating schools can request access to a select number of Adobe Premiere Rush licences for Free.

To support access, you or your IT support team can request free time with our Adobe Education deployment specialist to get your school up and running. The specialist will support your IT team with deploying users to your Adobe admin console to provide access to participating educators and students.

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