Young Reporters from Thomas Feren Academy

Pupils from Thomas Ferens Academy have been learning how to become young reporters on an educational programme supported by Kingston Communications.image
The ‘Supporter to Reporter’ scheme is delivered by Run with It which offers challenging and innovative learning activities for children from the Education Centre at the KC Stadium.
KC supported the 10-week programme for a group of Year 7 pupils from Thomas Ferens who worked on their literacy, IT and teamwork skills whilst producing movies about the KC Stadium and a video report based on Hull FC’s 150th anniversary year.
The pupils also had the opportunity to interview Hull FC stars Jamie Shaul and Dean Hadley with the duo answering some interesting questions in a mock press conference. The programme will end with the students using their newly developed skills to report on a live Hull FC match.
Melanie Johnson of Run with It commented: “This programme, delivered at the KC Stadium, is a fantastic opportunity for young people to use and develop their English skills in a real life context, whilst also developing transferrable skills such as communication, presentation skills and increasing confidence.”
“The feedback we’ve received from Thomas Ferens is that they’re delighted with the way the students have developed in terms of their skills, knowledge and confidence.”
KC Community Coordinator, Brendon Smurthwaite, added:
“The ‘Supporter to Reporter’ scheme is very engaging and uses the power of sport to help children enhance their literacy, numeracy and communication skills.
“Some of the children from Thomas Ferens had never had the chance to visit the KC Stadium before so to get a guided tour and then produce a video about what they had learnt was a great experience for them.
“We had volunteers from within the business mentoring on some of the sessions and I know that they enjoyed themselves as well as it gave them an opportunity to help make a difference with the children.”