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programme uses the excitement of the Mini Youth Games to
develop and inspire young DigiLeaders across Medway’s
The project brings the MYG experience to
a wider audience and empowers a select team of Year 4, 5, and 6
pupils to document their school’s involvement in the Games through
Each participating school receives a
two-hour training workshop for up to 32 pupils, equipping them with
a breadth of knowledge ready for MYG event-day workshops and in-school media
On MYG event days, two DigiLeaders per
school attend a full-day workshop and use their knowledge at a
live sporting event.
Each event has a particular focus on
one of four aspects of digital leadership – reporting, photography,
videography and social media.
Leaders have access to iPads and
dedicated MYG DigiLeaders Twitter, Instagram and
Periscope accounts. The leaders are then set a
challenge that they need to undertake back in school.
"Have had an amazing experience
#bestdayever. Thank you Medway Sport." Emilie &
“It was a privilege to be taught all the
tips and tricks of photography. An exciting and enjoyable day,
thanks to the MYG Team.” Maddie and Poppy, Cliffe
The charge for a school to participate in the
Mini Youth Games DigiLeaders Programme will be £250 per school for
the academic year.
For more information and to get involved email
or call 01634 338763.
DigiLeaders visit the KM Group Head Office
The MYG DigiLeaders got to experience a
real-life newsroom on a visit to the Kent Messenger Group head
office in Medway.
The budding young journalists learned from Medway Messenger
reporters, editors and photographers, as well as the online team
and the kmfm radio presenters.
Here are their reports on their visit:
Hempstead Junior School:
Yesterday, we were lucky enough to visit Kent Messenger
headquarters, located by the River Medway.
Six of us, who are DigiLeaders at our
school, attended to learn a number of things: how to edit a
newspaper report, how KM online works, an insight into how to
report on sport and how KMFM broadcasts to the county.
We all found the experience fascinating -
certainly gaining some tips to use for when we are going to be
working at the forthcoming Mini Youth Games events.
“It was a great morning… maybe we could
start our own newspaper in school?” exclaimed Joe Conner, one of
the children who visited.
St Benedict's Catholic
Pupils meet people
of the press
Reporting, tweeting and photographing are
just some important aspects to a working newsroom.
We witnessed how fast-paced reporters need
to be to catch events in our area. Sports reporter Luke
commented “multi-tasking is key.”
During our visit, we realised that
capturing interesting images relating to the news, monitoring
Google analytics to measure statistics, producing three newspapers
a week, constantly updating live news feeds, travelling to sporting
events, promoting an online TV station and maintaining a popular,
praise-worthy radio station means the KM Media Group is a hub of
constant activity and we thoroughly enjoyed our insightful
visit. We learnt plenty!
Cliffe Woods Primary School:
We entered the Kent Messenger building
with a warm welcome from Helen and Jon. We were so thrilled that we
were invited to come and we were eager to learn more about how they
work around their office and at events.
We thought it was very interesting in the
kmfm studio and would love to have the opportunity to come