Sporty youngsters became reporters when Media Cubs hit the road last summer
Dozens of sporty youngsters enjoyed a summer of fun – as well as learning new skills in communication, leadership, reading and writing by turning them into reporters.
The youngsters were taking part in a Summer of Sport event set up by the Foundation that sets out to engage children from deprived areas to form healthy eating and active living habits.
The group enjoyed activities such as football, swimming and basketball – but also showed their talent for becoming news hounds of the future.
They were able to become cub reporters for the Cubchester News over four weeks – and to keep the competitive element going – they split into two news teams and competed against each other by reporting on their Summer of Sports activities – for medals each week.
The Media Cubs reporters got the chance to interview each other, take part in a press conference, create a comic strip, design a new sports kit and write a press article.
The teams also built their leadership skills through the help of our ‘mini managers’ task each week, built creativity through their football, boot, kit and trophy designs, and their communication skills too!