Media Cubs transforms more than 300 young people into mini reporters over Easter 2024

Our pop-up TV studio and newsroom has transformed more than 300 young people taking part in HAF (Holiday and Food provision) clubs this Easter into mini reporters.

The children were introduced to reporting and presenting, interviewing and stop-motion making, as well as taking part in photography and media challenges.

One young person said: “Can we do it again, it has been so much fun! I loved being the director! I hope I can be on the telly now one day! It has been the best day!”

Mattie, crew member, said: “It was fantastic to see the transformation of kids in such a short space of time. A very shy girl ended up getting in front of the camera and interviewing! Amazing to see!”

Kirsty Day, media director, said: “It is an amazing feeling to work with hundreds of young people over such a short period of time. What an Easter we have had! The feedback has been wonderful from the young people directly, the providers and the Media Cubs crew.

“We have enjoyed doing sporting interviews and commentating, becoming mini inventors, taking on celebrity personas from Taylor Swift to Elvis, and media treasure hunt challenges! Big thank you to all of the Media Cubs crew and the fantastic partners that we have worked with over the past few weeks. We can’t wait to be back in the summer!”

With thanks to our partners, Sale West Community Centre, Sale Sharks, N-Gage, Salford LifeCentre, Manchester Libraries, Wigan Council, Premier Education, PE Academy, Rees Sports, Sphairistrike Tennis, Smart Body Sport, Fit 2 Play and Happy Place CIC.

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