On-the-spot learning about print media

By Marj Moore ,

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LISTENING, OBSERVING AND LEARNING: Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.

LISTENING, OBSERVING AND LEARNING: Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele. (Photo: Terry Tovio)

Twenty six Year 5, 6 and 7 students visited the Samoa Observer headquarters yesterday as part of a school excursion to learn more about the role of the media.

Newspapers in Education Coordinator, Marj Moore spoke to the young people about “A day in the life of the Samoa Observer’ and fielded questions and answers about the parts of a newspaper, the role of the media in society, online news and the duties of those who work at the organization.

After a look around the newsroom and conversations with the layout team, the students were awed by the printing press in the rear of the building.

The young people, who are part of an L.D.S. ‘Faith in God’ group from Faleula-uta Ward, Upolu Samoa Malie Stake were accompanied by teachers and parents – Fiu Tema Siaunuua, Lorina Siaunuua, Bishop Kirisome Taulapapa, Sialasa Sufia and Tagiane Safotu.

Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.
Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.
Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.
Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.
Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.
Students from Faleula-uta Ward with their teachers and parents at the Samoa Observer headquarters in Vaitele.

Before departing, teachers were given worksheets and information for follow up work in the classrooms and copies of newspapers to use as resources.

 

Students are welcome to enhance their media studies by booking a visit to the Samoa Observer headquarters at Vaitele.

Please contact Marj Moore M: 7516766 or E: marjandebs@gmail.com to arrange a day and date.

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