A TV series is being considered for its first ever virtual job-fair.
The programme, which will run on Channel 4, is described as a “worldwide experiment” and will feature hundreds of children from all over the world who are expected to take part.
The project has been described as “a joint venture” between the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channel, BBC Worldwide, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
“The children are being asked to come together and work together on the same project, and to share their talents in a shared project,” the programme’s website states.
“And, as we work together, they will be able to build and collaborate on a shared work project together.”
The children, who are all expected to be under the age of 11, will be asked to create a project which will be based around one theme.
The idea is that the children will be given a task which will involve them creating a project using various different elements and skills.
A total of around 1,000 children will work on the project.
According to the BBC, the project is being run by the National Institute for Child Development (NICD), which runs a variety of research and educational programmes aimed at improving children’s wellbeing and learning.
In a statement, NICD said: “The NICE study aims to identify and measure the developmental changes associated with a range of different developmental conditions including autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and developmental disabilities.”
We are delighted to be working with the BBC to develop this first ever national project in partnership with the NICD.
“The children who will be working in this project will share their experiences and work on a global project.””
We have the potential to see a great impact on the way we approach the work of children and young people in the UK,” a BBC spokesperson said.
“The children who will be working in this project will share their experiences and work on a global project.”
These children will get to work with other children and the UK Government will be involved to help them develop their skills, and help build the skills and knowledge they will need to contribute to future projects.
“This project will help bring together the best of the best to bring about positive change.”
In the future, it is hoped the project could help “develop a more global understanding of what autism is all about, and what can be done to help people who may be on the spectrum” in the future.
Follow the BBC’s coverage of the launch of Channel 4’s new TV series, Fairly Synonymous, here.
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