Welcome to Journalist Training School

Kick-start the programme by welcoming pupils to the Journalist Training School!

This is the students’ opportunity to write or to create news about subjects which they are passionate about.

Guide the class through the various sections of the Press Pass student handbook explaining that they will learn how to create their own newspaper, write a sports report, opinion piece, feature article, and how to create a podcast or photojournalism images.

Use pages 35- 36 to explain how the competition works.

Learning Activity

Encourage the students to read the winning pieces of student journalism which are included in the handbook and available to view on the Press Pass website.

If there is time, distribute newspapers or allow students to access digital news on their tablets.

Ask them to choose their favourite sections and to explain why they are drawn to particular stories or images. What makes them stand out?

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