Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD course, Projects, programmes and workshops
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS3, KS4, KS5
Region(s): All of UK
Behind the Headlines is an award-winning programme that empowers young people in secondary schools to understand, critically analyse and engage with the media. The programme offers:
- Free workshops for secondary schools covering a range of subjects such as Making a Newspaper Front Page, Feature Writing, and Fake News. Workshops are currently delivered online but the Education Centre is opening for visits in September 2022.
- Media literacy resources for students with SEND and their teachers.
- Advice and guidance for young people interested in a career in the news and media industry.
- Resources for teachers: teaching ideas, display materials, and news media resources.
- News literacy webinars, conferences and bespoke training to support news and media education.
Cost: Free. Workshops are heavily oversubscribed so expect to join a waiting list.
About The Guardian Foundation: The Guardian Foundation is a charity that promotes global press freedom and access to liberal journalism. They work with journalists, news organisations, audiences and educators, in schools and across communities to enhance people’s ability to evaluate news critically, facilitate opportunities for inclusion in media and build media capacity.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- All workshops are delivered by experienced DBS-checked teachers.
- In 2013 the Guardian Foundation Education Centre won the World Association of Newspapers World Young Reader Prize for its work.
- For primary aged pupils, see the NewsWise programme.
- Behind the Headlines and NewsWise won the WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards 2021 for ‘Best Project for News Literacy’.