What better way of promoting literacy and inspiring your pupils than to invite a real journalist into your classroom and doing a writing a news story workshop?
There is an art and structure to writing a good news story that can be taught in basic steps to allow pupils to develop their writing skills. It can also be a lot of fun.
As a former teacher I have used my experience to develop a workshop that informs, teaches and inspires the next generation of junior news reporters.
Following a general look at what news is and where it comes from I will guide pupils through the art of writing a news story including how to write the all-important introduction before retelling in full to complete the article.
With other aspects of news writing, including everything from sub editing and design and photography to caption writing, the learning possibilities are endless.
Please get in touch for an informal chat about booking a workshop that matches your learning targets. I can tailor the workshops to meet the different key stages from KS1, looking at headline writing, to KS4, examining angles and writing a balanced story.
What they said:
“We invited Geraint to deliver a workshop to our pupils on news writing as part of our literacy programme. He is a bit of a rarity in that he knows the subject inside-out being a vastly experienced journalist but he also has the teaching experience to boot. The children and staff enjoyed his visit immensely and the outcome was very satisfying on all levels, without doubt meeting the teaching and learning objectives while connecting the children to the real world of journalism. We will definitely use his services again.” – Nigel Thomas head teacher of Tairgwaith Primary School Neath Port Talbot
If you are interested having school workshops, then please get in touch.