The Children's News Agency has once again teamed up with the Mail & Guardian (M&G) Online on its Pupils: Speak Out intitiative, a platform for pupils to have a say on issues related to education. The three-part series will be published in August and September.
During the last week of the July school holidays, members of the children's committees from three provinces attended a journalism workshop hosted by the Children's News Agency together with Save the Children South Africa. As part of an exercise participants were asked to write a factual account of the workshop. Olebogeng Modisadife, from Reabona Secondary School in the North West, wrote one of the best articles in the group.
On Tuesday, 09 December, the Children's News Agency honoured its members for their contribution in increasing the voices and participation of children in the media. Parents were invited to the ceremony which was held at Constitution Hill.
The Children's News Agency is submitting stories to the Mail & Guardian which has launched its "Pupils Speak Out" platform which aims to enhance the voices of children around issues of education. "The stories that have been submitted so far are on topics ranging from drugs and weapons in schools to corporal punishment and rape," the newspaper states. Read more about the initiative.
In October, our child journalists gave up a few days of their school holiday and dedicated some time to writing and researching story ideas. The group also paid a visit to a newsroom in Johannesburg to learn more about journalism.