Robert Peston visits Bristol academy

Robert Peston (right) with producer Laurence Knight and Rhian Priest

Robert Peston (right) with producer Laurence Knight and Rhian Priest

Staff and students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy are to feature on BBC Radio 4’s programme about the future of education being broadcast next week.

The BBC’s economics editor Robert Peston, who has recently joined ITV, visited the academy to speak to students and staff for the programme “What Should We Teach Our Kids?”

He was taken on a tour by academy principal Rhian Priest and saw facilities such as the 3D printer and CNC machines in action, as well as interviewing several current students.

Rhian comments:”As Bristol’s University Technical College, it was fitting that the BBC should want to speak to us about the future of education – what and how our young people should learn and how they should be prepared for a working life which is set for huge change over the coming years.

“Some of the key skills and disciplines of the future, such as 3D printing, CNC machining and robotics, which will also feature in the documentary, are already an integral part of students’ learning experiences here at BTE Academy.”

“What Should We Teach Our Kids?” is being broadcast on Radio 4 at 8pm on Tuesday, 8th December.

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