Greater Manchester’s transport pass for young people, Our Pass is partnering with Sky to launch a scriptwriting competition for 16-18 year olds as part of a scheme to showcase career opportunities within the creative sector.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Sky’s Director of Drama and Sky Studios, Cameron Roach, launched the competition at Space Studios Manchester, where new sci-fi series Intergalactic is currently being filmed for the broadcaster.
Our Pass holders are being invited to write a short television script set on a spaceship. It can be set anytime and anywhere in the galaxy. Winning entrants to the scriptwriting competition will receive an on-set tour of the new Sky Original production. They’ll also get to meet some of the key creatives involved in putting together a big budget television drama series.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:
“Our Pass is designed to show everyone growing up in our city-region that we believe in them. The new opportunities we are releasing each month are giving young people the chance to explore the amazing place we live in and, with competitions like this, go even further.”
Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama and Sky Studios, said:
“We believe that every young person has potential; they just need the opportunities to realise it. We want to help young people build skills and gain experiences that inspire them to be their best, so we’re delighted to be able to get involved and support Our Pass.”
Other creative careers opportunities being launched through the Our Pass scheme include ‘A day in the life of a Music Manager’, a talk at Manchester’s Central Library, with further set to be announced through the Our Pass website.
The Our Pass scheme gives 16 to 18 year olds free bus travel in Greater Manchester for a one-off £10 administration fee, as well as exclusive access to offers, events and experiences across the city-region.