Work with a media organisation

A number of media organisations offer fantastic opportunities for young people to experience workshops about news and the media. This page sets out some of the opportunities available for students.

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    BBC School Report

    The BBC School Report project is aimed at 11-18-year-old students. Schools and colleges taking part can benefit from opportunities such as BBC events and training, content creation workshops, media professional mentors and career talks.

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    Burnet News Club

    The Burnet News Club from the Economist Educational Foundation is designed for children aged between 8 and 14. It is a network of state school news clubs which develop young people’s critical thinking and literacy skills through discussions about current affairs.

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    The Charlotte Project

    Aiming to improve news literacy among 15-18-year-olds, the Charlotte Project provides free workshops delivered by professional journalists.

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    The Guardian Education Centre

    The Guardian Education Centre provides a range of programmes to enable visitors to interact with the news and to get a realistic understanding of what it is like to work in a busy news gathering organisation.

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    Irish News critical literacy project

    This programme introduces students to the world of newspapers through a multi-week course. During the course students undertake a range of activities to build their inference and deduction skills as well as their familiarity with newspapers. Students also receive a copy of the Irish Times.

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    London Connected Learning Centre

    This article from London CLC sets out some examples of their work around fake news. It also includes examples from their fake news workshops - look at their upcoming events for more news about these.

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    NewsWise

    The free NewsWise programme provides a range of curriculum-mapped resources for teachers which include workshops delivered by journalists. The events and resources aim to support Key Stage 2 pupils to navigate the world of news.

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    Speakers for Schools

    Speakers for Schools is a scheme which helps state secondary schools and colleges to host talks from leading figures from a wide range of backgrounds, free of charge. A number of figures from journalism and the media have given talks through this scheme.

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    The Student View

    The Student View places leading journalists from over 20 publications in schools, delivers in-person media literacy workshops and publishes pupils’ views on their platform.

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    The Times and The Sunday Times News Literacy Programme

    Under this free programme students follow real stories, research and investigations by leading journalists at The Times and The Sunday Times. The programme helps them to think critically about the news.

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