Burberry supports The BRIT School fashion programme and launches bursary prize
Luxury brand Burberry has teamed up with The BRIT School in a two-year partnership to support fashion education and help young people from global majority backgrounds to enter the sector.
This will include the brand sponsoring the school’s Fashion, Styling and Textile course and introducing a Stepping Stones Bursary Prize for final-year students.
Launched in 2021, the UAL-accredited extended diploma explores a variety of technical skills from textiles and pattern cutting, to photography, styling, fashion illustration and graphic design.
Burberry said the sponsorship will help the school to continue to offer its facilities and educational off-site visits at no cost to families. Course attendees will also benefit from Burberry’s participation in The BRIT School’s student enrichment programme where industry experts act as mentors to groups and individuals.
Meanwhile, the Burberry Stepping Stones Bursary Prize will offer two graduating year 13 students financial support as they embark on a creative career.
Geoffrey Williams, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Burberry, said: “I couldn’t have imagined what my time at The BRIT School would give me and how the creativity and industry insight provided there would help shape my career over the years. Through this partnership, we hope to help students of the Fashion, Styling & Textiles course fulfil their career ambitions, and create a more inclusive pipeline of upcoming creatives in the fashion industry.”
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