Teachers teaching Media Technology will find this new BBC initiative very exciting. Although it is based in BBC to help develop new curriculum centered on technology and news media, BBC has made it open to the world’s schools to team up and make a global news network. Sound like fun doesn’t it. Brilliant! Let the students get involved.
BBC World Class and BBC News School Report have worked together to create a downloadable resource which helps students make an international news report with the help of their partner school.
World Class is an initiative which supports the linking of international and UK schools.
The resource invites one group of students to provide facts and opinions, about an issue affecting them, for another group of students, who take on the role of reporters.
It can be used as part of BBC News School Report or within other school twinning activities.
School Report Editor, Helen Shreeve said, “I hope this encourages more schools to have a go at international newsgathering. It means schools can become foreign news bureaux for each other.”
Virginia Crompton, Executive Producer of BBC World Class, said: “We’ve put together these resources to help twinning schools work to develop news stories together.
“It’s a great activity which also enables young people to learn about one another’s experiences and opinions; it has collaboration and understanding at its heart.”