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KS2 & KS3 Media & Fake News

This workshop empowers young people with the essential skills they need in their day-to-day lives. Not only does it invite them to stretch their English subject-knowledge by delving into the complex world of the media and developing their critical literacy skills, it also asks them to explore the concept of ‘Fake news’ and its impact on modern audiences. 

Key activities will include:

  • Structured discussion around modern celebrity culture and the media, and how the two are linked.
  • Working in groups to categorise news stories according to different criteria, including: how the news was shared; who wrote it; text and images; and the emotive impact on the reader.
  • A group-based definition of ‘fake news’ and other key terminology.
  • A game in which pupils try to identify their classmates’ real stories from their fake ones.

National Curriculum Links:

KS2/3 English

  • To identify the different types of media and their purposes.
  • To explore and critique how the media present information and use language to create meaning.
  • To understand the concept of ‘fake news’ and why it is important.

KS2/3 PSHE & Citizenship

  • To understand how the media portrays people and to recognise its possible impact.
  • To explore how identity is affected by the media.

 

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Workshops are £2 in addition to schools admission. We have two times available for workshops to be booked during the day, these are 11:00 and 14:30. A lesson is designed for a class of up to 30 students, a workshop session is between 45minutes - 1hour.  If required, teachers are welcome to enquire into whether the room is available as a lunch space post/pre workshop.

To book please call 0371 222 0177 or complete online booking form here


Both workshops and lunch space are only available on weekdays during term time and must be booked at least 15 working days in advance of your visit date. They must also be booked before your entry into Madame Tussauds. The lunch room is for packed lunches only, once entered on site at the attraction students and teachers will not be able to leave and re-enter, this is due to health and safety reasons.