Making news at the Guardian

As a reward for their excellent progress in reading on the Accelerated Reader program, a group of year 7 students recently attended a workshop at the Guardian Newspaper’s education centre.  Students were shown how to make their own front page taking on role of both reporters and editors as they carried out research and wrote news stories using the day’s breaking news feed.  As the day progressed they sub edited the stories, wrote headlines and chose photographs.  They learnt how stories are structures, how editorial decisions are reached and how the news is made. 

The day emphasised the importance of research literacy with the five W’s (who, when, where, what and why) playing a key part.  It also illustrated the variety of  career opportunities available within the newspaper industry.  We are most grateful to the Guardian’s education centre for this excellent workshop provided free of charge. The day was both educational and aspirational for our students.