The Treviglas BBC School Reporters Team recently led a media masterclass at the college. The workshop gave budding journalists from Years 5 and 6 in partner primary schools the opportunity to develop their reporting and journalistic skills, and to feel the buzz of the newsroom.
Students worked in groups to plan their articles, with each group working as an editorial team. Teams were presented with news items that reporters from the group wrote up as articles. The students had to prioritise the articles, then edit to ensure the articles would fit into a newspaper.
Ari, a member of the BBC School Reporters Team said, “The enthusiastic primary children wowed the Treviglas press members with their fantastic knowledge of debates and, together with the press members, they produced interesting articles about fidget spinners, rugby, tsunamis and much more. Both students and teachers were impressed with how the students, all from different schools, collaborated with each other.”
Bobbi, another Treviglas student leader, enjoyed exploring the primary students’ talents, including writing, illustrating or organising, and concluded, “With their imagination, it was ‘the sky’s the limit!’, and the students were very ambitious with their reports.”
A very productive and enjoyable morning was had by all participants.