Manshead students become editors of The Guardian
14 students visited the London-based newspaper on Thursday 21st September to take part in a workshop on news editing. The students had to create their own front page, editing real-life news stories written by Guardian journalists and selecting images to accompany the stories.
Delivered in a realistic, high-pressured environment of a national broadsheet newspaper, the students gained experience of meeting the tight deadlines whilst selecting stories in order of importance and newsworthiness – a role the Editor in Chief must do daily!
The students made a very positive impression at the newspaper: Margaret Holburn, Head of Education at the Guardian said: “The students demonstrated brilliant editing skills, with fantastic news pages finished in less than 2 hours!”
One student who attended the course said: “I loved the opportunity to become an editor at a real newspaper. It has made me realize how news is chosen and then how it is presented to the readers”
Students will be using their knowledge of news editing for their GCSE examination which will test their understanding of how the news industry works and how issues are represented to the audience through a range of mediums.
Manshead CoE Academy is holding an open day for prospective Year 7 students on Thursday 5th October from 6pm.