The BBC Radio 1 Academy’s tour of Hull


On Wednesday 29th March year 10s were invited into the main hall to see The BBC Radio 1 Academy’s tour of Hull. This was to promote careers within media and comedy, to show the students the different pathways.

Tez Ilyas and his manager Dave were interviewed by BBC Radio 1 and CBBC presenters Cel Spellman and Katie Thistleton. Throughout the interview the audience where in fits of laughter through the information that Tez was telling us about his life in the world of comedy.

The girls were able to interact and ask questions to Tez, who with all the answers given the girls were hollowing with laughter. Tez inspired the students by saying ‘don’t let anyone tell you boys are better than girls. If someone does tell you that then prove them wrong and don’t give up on your dream.’

An interaction between Tez and a student (who wants to be a comedian) left the student feeling inspired and encouraged to pursue her dreams.

An amazing afternoon and a thoroughly enjoyable event.