(PRWEB) May 15, 2012
The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games saw over 1,500 young athletes competing at the highest level in professional venues - including the Olympic Park - and a young media team kicked into action to capture all the excitement.
The young people were winners of the School Games Curriculum competition media categories, and travelled to London from all over the UK to take part in 5 days of training and reporting from the games, facilitated by DigitalMe’s sports reporting project Supporter to Reporter (S2R) and industry professionals.
The training allowed the young people to get to grips with professional video and photography kit and develop skills in interviewing, presenting and media comms, promoting their work online through social media channels and the Youth Sports Trust comms team.
Once the competitions began at the ExCel Centre the team were able to experience the world of sports reporting and photography first hand and put their new skills to the test at live events, interviewing athletes and VIPs including Olympic champion Jason Gardener and Paralympic champions Ellie Simmonds and Tanny Grey Thompson. The final day saw the competition re-locate to the Olympic Park, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for the young reporters, who had media access to the Athletics Arena, Aquatics Centre and Velodrome.
Brooke, a student from Coleshill High School was a part of the young reporter team “Being a Reporter for S2R at the School Games has been an amazing experience. I've learnt new media skills which I can take away and use back in school. My highlight of the week was getting the chance to actually work as a reporter in the Olympic Park.”
The young reporters created a range of excellent reports, which looked at the journeys of young athletes, the School Games values and profiles of inclusion sports such as Wheelchair Basketball. The young photographers snapped an array of impressive shots of the venues, athletes and volunteers. All the reports and photographs are hosted on the School Games network on Radiowaves, the safe social network for schools. http://www.radiowaves.co.uk/2012schoolgames
As well as playing a vital role during the 2012 School Games, all members of the media team will receive a ‘2012 Reporter Medal’ to recognise the 21st Century skills they developed during the hands on training.
Your students can earn their own 2012 Reporter Medal by submitting an Olympic themed report to the S2R Network. The first 500 young people who submit a successful report will receive a shiny 2012 Reporter Medal in the post. Find out more here!
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