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Behind the Headlines

Future of news: virtual OR onsite workshop for secondary students

Ages: 15-18 (Y10 - Y13)

Maximum number of students: 30
Timing: 80 minutes online delivery (or 1 hour and 20 minutes)


Maximum number of students: 24
Timing: 2 hours

Students will discuss what news means to them, learn about the Guardian and its history, imagine and plan what they think the future of news might look like and share and reflect on their ideas with a presentation. In the interactive workshop students strengthen their collaborative skills and widen their knowledge of careers in journalism, media and technology. The session has been co-designed by the Guardian's User Experience team and is delivered by Behind the Headlines staff and, pending availability, a colleague from the Guardian's Digital and User Experience team.
Our workshops are planned and delivered by qualified secondary school teachers. Workshops are differentiated, where necessary and possible, to cater for students from Key Stages 3 - 5 and students with SEND.

Technical requirements and registration

The session will take place securely using Zoom. Due to limitations in virtual delivery, we are only able to connect with one classroom at a time and cannot connect with students’ personal devices.

Please note we have limited availability and will give priority to state schools that have not previously had a workshop.

Please ensure you provide full availability (days and times) for the class you wish to book for in the comment box to help us schedule bookings - without this we may be unable to offer a workshop to your organisation.
I enjoyed finding out about the future and how news could potentially change. The people were lovely and patient and we had a lot of fun with the group activity.
St Angela's Ursuline School, London
Traditionally news is discussed in education from the perspective of 'news values' but this was a lot more than that. It really puts news in a meaningful context and at the heart of the debate about how information is communicated in a complex technological world.
Leyton College

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