Removes at Guardian HQ
Twenty Removes (year 8) pupils were lucky enough to be selected to visit The Guardian newspaper headquarters on Tuesday 3 March. They participated in a journalism and computer coding workshop, in which they created news quizzes based on stories from the Guardian website implementing coding skills which they were taught in the workshop in order to put these quizzes online. Questions could be selected from a range of types of news - home, world, sport, entertainment and culture, and science and technology. Pupils worked in pairs to read through the selected articles and form challenging questions based on their content, working in multiple-choice format.
Time was allowed for pupils to play each other’s quizzes, testing how much knowledge they had picked up from their skim-reads of the articles. All of them agreed that it was a fun, enjoyable and one-of-a-kind workshop and hope that the trip will continue to run in coming years.
Emilia Hitching (RS)