So you want to work in the sports media



Try your hand at writing a football match report

Key facts

On campus
Off campus
Full day
Half day
Short session
Key Stage
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

20 minute instructional powerpoint

10-12 minute football highlights programme to be streamed on screens via YouTube or other link

Half an hour prep.

Students then either

  1. Have an hour to write a 250-word match report for use on line or in a newspaper
  2. Record a 60 second match report for “use” on radio
  3. As above but performed to camera for “use” on TV (if on campus, can be filmed on Newsroom set; if off campus and no cameras available, can be recorded on students’ phones effectively)

With feedback, session should take no more than 2 hours.


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