It’s news to us!
Media Studies students enjoyed the help of professionals as they created their own news bulletins.
The young journalists worked with reporter Nina Warhurst and freelance producer Michael Wray. Nina is a familiar face on BBC North West as well as ITV and Channel 5.
Experiencing the pressure of producing a daily bulletin, the students, in two competing teams researched, scripted, filmed and edited five news reports. Their subjects ranged from reporting a proposal by Government to ban mobile phones in schools, to running a poll on the best-dressed teacher.
The workshop was a reward for the school’s support over many years, of BBC’s Children in Need. The Radclyffe School is just one of ten schools around the country chosen to work with BBC professionals, developing students’ skills in the media industry.
Head of Media Laura Healey said, “The day was an amazing opportunity for the students and we were delighted to welcome Nina and Michael to support our students.”
“The hands on nature of the event opened up their minds to potential careers they might not have thought of if they hadn’t got out of the classroom. I am very proud of all their efforts.”