The English department value literacy and promote digital literacy and journalism and have joined the nationwide programme called BBC School Report. This high profile initiative has given students an opportunity to gather and report newsworthy topics through our school website.
We wanted students to be able to access the news and differentiate between fake and real news and read with a discerning mind. Students were introduced to the idea of writing for a specific audience and have been developing their research skills and gathering sources journalists use to make sure their reports are truthful and accurate.
Students have been practising writing news reports within tight deadlines, work as a team and experience the importance of the three Cs of scripting - being clear, concise and correct and the key concept of impartiality.