On Thursday 20th October, The Royal Harbour Academy welcomed members of the BBC Education team to the school to conduct the first of a series of media literacy workshops with 70 of our Year 9 students. The Royal Harbour Academy was selected as one of the schools to take part in the BBC Other Side of the Story national project.
The focus of this first workshop was “How to tell if you are being biased” and involved students taking part in different activities to learn how to detect bias in the media as well as understand the importance of a balanced news article. One Year 9 student commented: “I enjoyed learning that every story has more than one opinion.” Another Year 9 student added: “I enjoyed discussing my opinions about recent events that have been reported in the news.”
Mrs Luxmoore commented: “It was great to see our students enjoying this experience and asking the visitors about their careers at the BBC with such genuine interest.” One Year 9 student added: “It was really interesting learning about the different roles available at the BBC and the workshop has definitely sparked my interest in BBC careers and careers in the media.”
The Royal Harbour Academy looks forward to welcoming the BBC team back for the next 3 workshops over the course of this academic year.