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Sports Journalism Club

Every Wednesday after school, the Sports Journalism club runs from 3-4pm We discuss all the top sporting stories from within school and the wider world of sport.

At the end of the term we publish our very own online sports magazine called The Holy Family Sports Herald.

We also get to interview famous sporting people, meet our role models, record and edit our own sports clips and go on some fabulous on for further information below...

Autumn 2016

This term we have been very lucky and have enjoyed some very special journalistic privileges. We have welcomed into school our very own Paralympic heroine Hannah Russell and our 'adopted' Holy Family member Ryan Raghoo. Both Hannah & Ryan were interviewed by our intrepid journalists. You can read a short report about each below...

We were also invited to spend a fabulous day at The British Masters Golf Pro-Am held at The Grove in Hertfordshire. We had a brilliant time and managed to get some short interviews with sporting stars including Jamie Redknapp, Will Greenwood, Keith Wood, Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen, Andre Shevchenko and Teddy Sheringham. We also grabbed a few words with golfing stars Chris Wood, Shane Lowry, Tyrell Hatton, Jose Maria Olazabal and defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. At the end of the day we met Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallagher and appeared live on Sky during The Hero Putting Challenge. See our report below...

During the half term break, we were able to go on another amazing trip...this time to Sky Sports Skills Studios in Osterley. We were given a tour of Sky Sports, watched Sky Sports News being filmed live and visited some of the studio sets used for Sky football shows. We also got to make our very own Sky Sports News report fronted by the iconic presenter Jim White (wearing his famous deadline day yellow tie!) Read more about our day below...

Sports Journalists go to Sky Sports!

Welcome to this page, we are going to be talking about the Sports Journalists’ trip to the Sky Sports Academy! On the 24th of October our Holy Family Sports Journalists went to the Sky Sports Academy. They were toured around the academy and got to see behind the screens of live TV. They even got to do their very own sports news report!

When the crew got to the Sky Sports Academy, they got to relax and watch children’s shows and movies like Regular Show and Tangled. Some Sky Academy employees then showed them a video about the buildings floors names (make, shape, share) and how long/big it was (144 meters long and 60 meters width). Afterwards they went to the other building and had a tour. Some pictures were taken by some models of main characters in famous films. When they got into the building, the Journalists went into a huge elevator called ‘Otis’. Then they saw a bit of behind the screens.

The Sports Journalists saw the employees on their computers, working all the adverts on everybody’s TVs. The children learned about SD meaning standard definition and HD meaning high definition. They also learned that if Sky gets a single advert  too long or too short, even by 2-4 seconds, the company would have to pay a lot of money. After that they went to the studio room.

The children already knew which studio they were in so they went into their studio rooms. Studio 1 did the introduction, studio 2 did the live report on location at the school, studio 3 did the interviews with children and studio 4 interviewed ‘the experts’ and wrapped up the report. Each studio had 90 seconds to do their part of the report. The reporters had to dress up into appropriate clothes for the reports.

After the reports were done, the children were toured around the place and got to final see behind the screens. They walked up the stairs to the behind the screens of one of the Sky Sports studios in action and two not in use. The crew were hoping for an autograph from Kirsty Gallagher (the most famous reporter in the Academy), but sadly got none. Then they saw the report the Journalists did.

Then the exiting adventure ended and they went home. The Holy Family School’s very own Journalists now know what it is like being a real Sports Journalist.  We were given our news report on a special wrist band memory stick and even got to keep our special Sky lanyards. It was a brilliant day! 

Report by Luca Voice (Studio 2 on location reporter)