Roving Reporter

This secondary school Roving Reporter workshop was developed by popular demand as a follow-on from Hold the Front Page.

Students had asked if they could go out and report on some real-life stories, so with careful planning and extra supervision we spend part of the day out and about in nearby towns or villages finding news to report on.

The topic of the stories are carefully chosen and our team will have already pre-arranged some appointments at groups that meet in the day. For example we could visit an animal sanctuary, a playgroup, a sewing group, a lunch club, U3A activities etc.

A chance to be a real reporter!

This workshop gives students the chance to call on the listening and note-taking skills they have already learnt as well as developing their confidence as they are in a new situation. They need to take an interest, and gain an understanding of a public group or organisation, which enables them to broaden their minds and increase their understanding of the world around us.

When the stories are written up, we can email them to the club or organisation and maybe print them off to be displayed at the club. This is great publicity for the school too and we can write a press release for the local newspaper – they might be interested in a story about junior journalists at your school!

Read about a group of students from Kelvin Hall School
who did some reporting at a hedgehog hospital and an animal sanctuary!

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

To discuss how we could work with you please get in touch.