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Journalism for Schools – Hold the Front Page Workshops for Schools

Location(s)Throughout the UK
Key StagesKS3, KS4
Special SchoolsYes
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Enhanced DBSYes
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The UK's No. 1 Journalism Workshop for Schools and Colleges

Journalism for Schools offers an interactive, school workshop to students of all ages, brought to you by Sally Walker, an award-winning journalist with 25 years of experience reporting and writing for newspapers and magazines.

Designed to complement the national curriculum as well as raising aspirations

Sally brings her real-life experience to schools and colleges and can adapt her school workshop to the age of the students, making it interesting and inspiring as well as complementing National Curriculum requirements in English, Citizenship, PSHE and Science.

A Journalism for Schools workshop or Careers Day provides students with the skills and mindset to raise aspirations and give them more belief in themselves.

Our workshop changes their thinking and perceptive. They will look at the news in a different way and think about writing and communication in a different way. Understanding the implications of writing for a newspaper or digital news website makes them see the importance and responsibility that comes from writing for a mass audience.

A fun and effective way of engaging students who struggle with literacy

Our professional staff are committed to giving schools utmost value and an effective workshop which gives results they can see for themselves. All students work on the same tasks and depending on their individual abilities will all learn something, be challenged, motivated, and improve.

We are passionate about delivering our bespoke workshops which can be tailored to the many different goals and targets teaching staff need to meet. Our staff will liaise with teaching staff beforehand to make sure the best outcome is achieved from the workshop.

Hold the Front Page - Secondary School Workshops

A whole day school workshop during which students go through the process of sniffing out a great story, doing interviews and research, and lastly writing up that front page scoop!

The first part of the session is devoted to finding that story! Sally talks about the ways real-life journalists find the news and what makes a good story. Your ‘scoop’ can be made up, or taken from one of Sally’s existing stories.

In the second part of the session students work in pairs and learn how to interview people and research facts online.

The afternoon is spent writing up the story with lots of guidance from Sally. Students then present their story to the rest of the class and Sally will award a Best Student Journalist trophy to the reporter who has impressed her the most!

If there’s any time left, students get their chance to quiz Sally about her time on newspapers. A great way to wrap up the day – pupils will be left with a comprehensive understanding of what it’s like to work on a real-life newspaper.

This school workshop is especially beneficial for those about to make career choices. It is also an excellent literacy boost for groups of children receiving pupil premium.

The workshop can be repeated up to four times a day to divide larger groups.


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