Journalism for Schools offers an interactive, aspiration-raising, school workshop to students of all ages, brought to you by Sally Hunt, an award-winning journalist with 25 years of experience reporting and writing for newspapers and magazines.
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 meeting National Curriculum requirements in English, Citizenship, PSHE and Science. The workshops can be adapted for any ability level and are increasingly being booked for Pupil Premium students.
Our workshops can be tailored to any subject you are covering at the moment in lessons. This can range from road safety to anti-bullying. Some workshops also involve external speakers and/or trips out - giving students the chance to be real junior journalists.
Sally will talk students through the process of finding a story, to accurately reporting it to a wide audience of readers. During the workshop Sally will tell the students how she started off as a journalist, as well as recounting interesting anecdotes about her time on newspapers. From the drama of reporting on murder cases, to the more humorous, quirky and sometimes sad stories, the life of a news reporter is never dull. She will answer questions and show the class her work, along with a power-point presentation.
Journalism for Schools brings the reality of reporting on the news to the classroom. Students get a hands-on experience and the chance to find out more about journalism as a career.
A full day or half-day school workshop is fun, educational and confidence-building.