Media Literacy Workshops 2010
Building on the established and successful format of previous Media Literacy Workshops, writer, broadcaster and teacher David Goldblatt, led the workshops with a World Cup theme to explore the use of language, cliche and meaning in sports’ media.
Five Bristol schools each came to Watershed for a day bringing 134 year 9 and 10 students from Bridge Learning Campus, Brislington Enterprise College, Bedminster Down, Fairfield and St Mary Redcliffe schools. To see more photographs and storyboards go to the Gallery, and for a full video recording of David’s presentation visit this page.
Audio excerpt from Media Literacy Workshops 2010 – David Goldblatt on Story making
After a morning of watching and discussing clips from sports films, and hearing some of David’s vivid stories from the world of sport, the students took the second half of the day to either work in groups devising and performing a short drama using commentary style framework, or work individually on a short piece of creative writing.
At each workshop BBC volunteers helped the drama groups to develop their scripts and decide on filming options. The completed dramas and creative writing pieces were performed for the whole school group and filmed by the BBC crew who create a DVD of the students’ work which is given to the school for further use in classroom discussion and student assessment.
More about David Goldblatt
Read David’s blog from the World Cup in South Africa for Prospect magazine
“David Goldblatt … a witty World Cup walking encyclopedia”
Jane Anderson, from BBC Radio 4′s Pick of the Week writing in the Radio TImes.
“David Goldblatt’s ‘The Ball is Round’ remains the one
indispensable guide to global football. David Runciman, The Guardian
Read a review of ‘The Ball is Round – a Global History of Football’ here:
A BBC World Service Assignment programme by David Goldblatt ‘The Rise of Mathare United FC’ was awarded Sports Story of the Year at the Foreign Press Association media awards in 2009.
“The judges were unanimous in selecting this wonderful and hugely charming piece of radio that showed one reason why sport is so important: it can change peoples’ lives.”
Listen to the story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1658_assignment_2008/page5.shtml
This entry was posted on Mon 7th Jun, 2010.