Neale-Wade students visit our office as they explore media-related topics in preparation for community action

STUDENTS from Neale-Wade Community College in March have today visited the offices of the Cambs Times as they prepare to take some community action for their coursework.

Eighteen Year 10 students, studying GCSE Citizenship, visited with teacher Martin Field to ask the team for their views on PCSOs’ impact in society, the media’s impact on politics and gender and age bias.

They were given an introduction to the paper by editor John Elworthy, before discussing their topics with members of the editorial team.

As part of the Citizenship coursework, students have to research a specific topic and take relevant community action. Topics chosen include the issues of age and gender bias in the media, the role of PCSOs in the community, the impact of fuel costs on rural economies and the relationship between politicians and the media.

Mr Field said: “Many of the ideas they came up with related to the media so we decided to visit the Cambs Times because we felt the newspaper would be a very valuable resource.

“They now need to organise some form of community action - and this may well involve linking in with ongoing initiatives in the Cambs Times such as the Kids Are Alright campaign (a group of students are looking at the issue of age bias in the media).”

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