A group of Year 6 students have been tasked with creating a news bulletin every fortnight involving local news, sports and weather.
Principal Carly Ave said it was a way for her students to use the school’s iPads and help teach the girls valuable skills.
“The girls are all involved in a different aspect of the news process. We have our designated editor, our researchers, our presenters, our interviewer and of course our camera person.”
Every second Friday the girls assemble in Ave’s office to start work on their bulletin, but before they do that they have a reflection session to highlight any improvements to work on from their previous efforts.
“Little things like eye-contact, camera work. On our first bulletin we had girls holding up our banner and it came across in the final product so we made a change to staple it to the wall so you couldn’t see the hands in our second bulletin.
“It is important for the girls to be able to critique and pick up on things they can work on so our final product will be spot-on.”
The bulletins are uploaded to the school’s Facebook page and they are hoping the video will get 100 views.
Ave said the girls were also working towards increasing the amount of Maori language used in the bulletin content.
For their final broadcast to take place during next term, Ave said they may even ask Cook Islands Television if they would film their bulletin in their main news studio.