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Behind the Headlines

Opinion writing

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

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

We will provide pre and post-workshop resources including a comment 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 students with SEND.

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.
It was a great workshop and the students got a lot from it. Everything was well organised and I would highly recommend it!
Sunderland College
I loved the level of detailed information we received, and I liked seeing the daily schedule of a Guardian writer.
Year 12 Student
Holmes Chapel School
Really well structured and interesting workshop. Perfect for preparing A-level English Language students for their original writing coursework. Brilliant.
Connel Coop College
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