Today we were visited by three third year Journalism students from Staffordshire University. They delivered workshops to some of our year 8 and 9 students exploring different types of journalism, discussing careers in journalism and encouraging Alsager students to enter a competition run by Staffordshire University called the ‘Future Journalist Awards’.
All students in years 8 and 9 will be having lessons on the ‘Future Journalist Awards’ in their English lessons and we encourage as many students as possible to enter. The winner in each category will receive a £50 Amazon voucher and be invited to take part in a fantastic newsday experience, including an interactive tour of Staffordshire University’s state-of-the-art broadcast newsroom. Winning entries will also be published online by their official sponsors, Staffs Live, with the name of the winning student also appearing beside their work. All finalists will be invited to a special ‘Future Journalist Awards’ event taking place on Friday 20th March 2020.
To enter students will need to either write 400 words or create a 1-minute video/audio clip on a topic of your choice. The deadline for entries is Friday 7th February 2020. Submitted entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If students want any help or advice go to https://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/futurejournalist/ or they can ask their English teacher.