Hold the Front Page – Secondary School Workshop

A whole day secondary 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 secondary 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.

Read about a Hold the Front Page workshop at Abington Academy

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A workshop can be a full day, half day or repeater sessions. We can also offer bespoke workshops written to suit your requirements, or around something happening in your school or locality.

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