On Monday 16th October 2017, a group of students from The Prescot School were fortunate enough to work with the BBC as part of a media workshop. The BBC Children in Need media workshop was granted as a prize after the school won a journalism competition ‘Journalists for the Day’. The event also served to raise awareness for Children in Need in our school, where thanks to generous donations from students, parents and staff, we were able to raise £1000 for the charity.
The workshop proved to be an educational and fun-filled day for our students who were mentored by BBC North West Political Editor, Nina Warhurst and producer and cameraman, Michael Wray. Over the course of the day they learnt interview techniques, presenting skills and how to create and edit news videos. Both Nina and Michael were blown away by the talent and enthusiasm shown by The Prescot School’s students.
The students enjoyed the day so much and showed such flair that we have decided to run a journalism club to foster and develop their enthusiasm and skills. Each week the journalism club meet to review school news and discuss possible stories. The student’s stories will be published on our school website as they arrive.