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Behind the Headlines

Feature writing

Ages: 15-18 (y11-y13)
Minimum number of students: 14
Maximum number of students: 16
Delivery method: 4 hours (normally 10am-2.30pm)

Students will discover the style, pace and structure of a feature peice and go on to research, plan, pitch and write a short feature article inspired by a current news story.

We will provide pre and post-workshop resources including a feature page template.
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 SEN students.

Onsite: Further information for schools visiting

Please ensure you have read our visitor guide, including the risk assessment and related documents.

Groups should arrive 15 minutes prior to their start time to check into the Guardian building.

Teacher/pupil ratio: there should be a minimum of 3 adults regardless of group size.

Please note we have limited availability of all workshops and will give priority to schools that have not previously had a workshop, particularly state schools with high numbers of pupils on free school meals.

Resources to support this workshop

The workshops has allowed for students to gain further contextual knowledge around the media and the process of developing news stories. It was engaging and challenging!
Bede Sixth Form College, Stockton-on-Tees
It was very informative and the useful feedback allowed me to reflect on my work more effectively.
Eastbury Community School, Barking
The students got a huge kick out of using the Guardian's template which added to their feelings of accomplishment once they had written out their pieces.
Comberton Village College, Cambridgeshire

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