Lennoxville Elementary Students chime in

By Gordon Lambie
Lennoxville Elementary Students chime in
Continuing The Record’s project to offer media literacy and journalism workshops in local elementary and high schools, Lennoxville Elementary students got the opportunity to go on a “virtual tour” of the paper and to speak with Associate Editor Gordon Lambie. (Photo : Isabelle Desbiens)

This week it was the turn of Lennoxville Elementary School’s multi-age class (MAC) to try their hand at community journalism through The Record’s classroom workshops. Continuing The Record’s project to offer media literacy and journalism workshops in local elementary and high schools, the students got the opportunity to go on a “virtual tour” of the paper and to speak with Associate Editor Gordon Lambie about how facts and opinions are presented in a daily newspaper in the context of a project they were already engaged in about persuasive writing. They then used what they learned to write “my take” style mini editorials in small groups that can be found in today’s paper.
Several other local classes are in the process of planning workshops in the coming weeks on topics ranging from interview skills and writing to inform, but any teachers or schools interested in participating who haven’t reached out already are welcome to contact The Record by email at newsroom@sherbrookerecord.ca
Students are also encouraged to participate in The Record’s weekly news quiz. At the end of the month, any students who participate and answer the questions about what was in the paper will be entered into a draw to win a 16-GB Fire tablet.
See page 4 of Thursday’s Reord for LES students’ “Our Takes.”

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