LOCAL MP Tracy Brabin has aimed to inspire young people from a school in the area following a recent visit to Pinewood Studios.

The Batley and Spen MP organised a two-day behind-the-scenes trip to the famous studios for a group of students from Batley Girls’ High School to gain insight into the various careers in film and television.

She said: “I want our young people to know there are no limits to what they can achieve if they put their mind to it.

“It is so important for them to aspire and believe they can do absolutely anything, regardless of where they come from or how much their parents earn.

“So when wonderful opportunities such as the Pinewood trip are presented to me, I do what I can to get local schools involved so the young people can see the wealth of career options open to them.

“We really do have so much talent in Batley and Spen in so many different areas and I want the rest of the world to know it.”

David Cooper, co-head at Batley Girls’ High School, added: “We are immensely grateful to Tracy Brabin for securing this opportunity for our students and being such an enthusiastic supporter of raising the gaze of the young women in our community.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Pinewood Studios who made this such an enriching two days for our students.

“The students had their eyes opened to the wealth of opportunities within the creative industries and were inspired by the range of exciting jobs behind the camera.”

Pinewood Studios is the home of the James Bond franchise, and has also helped create blockbusters in the Harry Potter series and other hit films, such as The Greatest Showman, Alien, and Star Wars films.