Children interview celebrity in the classroom!

It’s not often that I’m joined by a celebrity, but Barr Beacon School, in Walsall, organised to bring in voice actor Marc Silk to give a talk and to be interviewed by the students during our journalism workshop.

So I worked with a very excited group of mixed year 7 and year 8 students in the morning, teaching them how to interview people and take notes in preparation for the star guest who has worked as Aks Moe in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Danger Mouse, Johnny Bravo, Pingu, Scooby-Doo & Shaggy!

When he arrived I was as amazed as the children at how highly versatile he was at his repertoire of voices. We had prepared our questions and the students were really good at remembering to ask how to spell things and checking the accuracy of the notes they were taking.

We spent far too much time interviewing him and listening to his fascinating stories so none of the articles got completed. But we all had a fab day and the students learnt loads about how to write a report for the paper about a visiting celebrity.