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Behind the Headlines

Opening up the world of news for young people

Our work
Our award-winning Behind the Headlines programme empowers young people to understand, critically analyse, engage with and participate in the media. We have carefully tailored a set of innovative and authentic experiences, rooted in journalism and educational best practice. Sessions can be virtual or in-person at our Education Centre, located in the Guardian’s head office.
What we offer:
  • For young people:

  • A range of news and media workshops for schools, higher education and youth groups

  • Guidance for those interested in media careers

  • For teachers:

  • Training, webinars and conferences to support news and media education

  • Free downloadable news literacy teaching resources

  • Future of News
    Wednesday 2 February, 2-5pm
    This half-day course from the Guardian Behind the Headlines team and English and Media Centre has something for both media and English teachers. The course will develop media teachers’ understanding of new ways of telling news stories and future trends in the industry and English teachers’ awareness of writing and responding to developments in news reporting and you will also go away with practical strategies and resources to use in the classroom.
    I thought the workshop was fantastic and has really fostered a love of writing and journalism with many of my students.
    Kingsmead School
    Thank you for this excellent session. It will really help to build news literacy. There was a great variety of tasks, too, and a good pace to the lesson.
    Hove Park School
    East Sussex
    Engaging and interesting, [students] loved the part about a feature writer’s day as it showed clear insight into a journalist’s day.
    Holmes Chapel Comprehensive
    Our Awards
    WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards 2021
    Best Project for News Literacy, Guardian Foundation Education Centre and NewsWise
    WAN-IFRA World Young Readers Awards 2013
    Top prize for enduring excellence

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