- The Guardian Education Centre only take year 5 & 6 for the primary school workshops, which runs from 10am-2.30pm. The Centre can accommodate up to 30 pupils.
- While the workshop will be free of charge, the winning school will have to pay for travel and lunch.
- The Centre welcome groups and individuals with special needs. The offices and teaching areas are accessible to wheelchair users and the mobility impaired.
- Sessions are taught by experienced CRB checked teachers.
There are two ways to enter the workshop competition:
- You can enter by tweeting @tolerancedayUK and telling us why your school should win the workshop;
- You can register for the free materials for Tolerance Day at www.toleranceday.org or email to register at email@example.com and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win the workshop.
Students work in pairs as both reporters and editors to create an A4 front page on the day’s breaking news stories. They research and write two news stories as well as subedit them, write headlines, choose photographs and produce their page all to tight deadlines. They learn how stories are structured and edited and how the news is made
Suggested preparation activities
Read a selection of newspapers, news stories online and/or watch a news bulletin. It is most useful to do this activity just before your visit to the Education Centre.
Discuss what the 5 Ws are (what, who, where, when, why). Identify the 5 Ws in different news stories.
Front page activities
Read and compare the layout and content of the front pages of several different newspapers. Find out more about terminology used on front pages.
Research different headlines from different papers or websites and discuss preferences. Make up headlines for news stories, possibly exploring the use of alliteration, puns, humour. Look also at the importance of active verbs in headlines and how they can make them effective.
Cut out a selection of pictures from different newspapers to go with one specific story and choose which one illustrates the story best.
Practice researching news stories on the internet to find key details and quotes.
For additional resources and ideas see our resources for teachers page