Time to Engage

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Week 3 included gaining primary research through engaging with some incredible organisations from across Liverpool and practical work at Agent HQ to lay the solid foundations for our final campaign.  An amazing week!

We started the week with a talk and Q&A with Doris IT. Doris shared so much about their company, it was great to understand how many career options in IT there are, and not everyone has to become a techy! Amy and Matt gave us some insight for our challenge, sharing with us their idea of a role model.

In between meeting our experts we had a session exploring into our campaign name #BeTheChange, thinking about how this will work for different target audiences. World Merit was our next stop, a great organisation which is about showcasing individual skills whilst helping community, a great way to get people noticed across the world! The team really helped us understand World Merits purpose and how many countries are involved.  The things they shared also helped us when thinking about our own campaign and social media channels platforms.

We had the pleasure of joining Liverpool Girl Geeks for their final Boot Camp session this week too.  The group was made up of young girls aged 11-14 who had aspired to work in gaming. We heard from a games designer and a games journalist who gave a talk on their work. It was good to see inspired young people who had ambition!

More brilliant visits followed later in the week, we went to Liverpool Everyman, where we had talks with young producers and actors who worked with Young Everyman and Playhouse, it was great learn how they became involved, what it is they do and what a role model means to them.

We later had a great talk with Paul, the managing director of Agent Marketing. It was so good to listen to his story, how Agent Marketing and Agent Academy started; we all learned and laughed so much at the same time!

Our final stop of the week was at Rare Studio, performing arts training company. We spoke to Lindsey, the director of Rare Studio, as well as young professionals who trained and taught there. We also got to see some of the classes taking place in the dance and musical theatre studios, so much amazing and incredibly talented young people, and something we were so fortunate to see! Rare Studio feels like such a homely and hardworking place and it was so amazing that we got to see it!

All in all, week 3 was such an amazing and productive week; immersed within the arts and we had lots of fun along the way! Thanks to Doris IT, World Merit, Liverpool Girl Geeks, Paul at Agent, The Young Everyman and Playhouse and Rare Studio for giving us your valuable time! by Maria Connell

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