This year the media club is getting excited about our schools world expedition trip to Ghana. The pupils involved are making big preparations and we will be reporting on all the things happening in school to get them on their way!
Keep watching for reports, news films and pictures of their progress!
In August the media club members entered the Scottish Youth Parliament’s We-CTV competition with a film about knife crime and its impact. We set out a story, designed the film and sent of our entry and we reached the regional finals! We were 1 of 20 picked from an entry of 245 schools.
We were invited to a workshop in Hampden Park stadium where we met other regional finalists and professionals from the police force, film making and medical teams who helped develop our ideas. It was a fun experience as we even got to go down to the pitch side and have our picture taken.
We then went about filming our idea which was a lot of fun with the help of some of our 5th year pupils. The film was then sent off and uploaded onto youtube.com for the public vote.
And guess whatâ¦ WE MADE THE FINALS! We are up against the top 5 films in the West and the top 10 from all over Scotland.
Wednesday 20th March is the big night at the Glasgow Science Centre. Check back to see how we got on in the competition.
Check our brilliant entry here.
BBC News School Report 2012
We wanted to find out what the Scottish Independence Referendum means for young people and hear arguments on both sides of the debate. We talked to important political figures from the SNP, Labour and the Scottish Youth Parliament to hear what they think of the proposals so far and ask them what they thought was best for Scotland's future.
This year the Castlehead Media Club has been working very hard producing video news, in preparation for 15 March 2012, where we will take part again in the BBC News School Report. We have had a very exciting 2012 so far, creating a school news report on lunchtimes in the House areas and interviewing some very important politicians! We also ran a mock referendum, asking Castlehead pupils if they agreed with Scottish Independence with some very interesting results. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later. In the meantime, take a look at what the students produced last time.
The media club meets every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes in Room 227
The Media Club 2011
The 2011 Media Club
Last eyar was a very busy year for the Media Club. The projects we took part in where:
â¢ See Me photography competition. See Me is a national wide campaign to tackle stigama around mental health. This year’s theme is ‘support. We came up with ideas and took some great photos. Although we didn’t win the competition, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
â¢ Media Club started when we wanted to make a video for the young people who are coming to Castlehead High as first years. The process of making a video is longer than we thought. The good news is the video is complete and available for you to download below. Feel free to let us know what you think!
â¢ The biggest project of our year is the BBC School Report. Last year, it was a real success. We are trying to video our news broadcast on 24th March BBC School Report day, wish us luck
Download the video below for a welcome to Castlead High School!
Castlehead High School is taking part in the BBC News School Report today (March 24th). Everyone had a great time when doing it last year and so this year we are keen to bring you some great stories! The Media Club have worked hard and researched harder to bring you some great reports on the experiences the Group has had and the people it has met. A summary of what is coming up includes a political piece on the Leaders Debate, a focus on the Holocaust exhibition at Paisley Museum and a sports special for all of you football fans with a look behind the scenes at St Mirren Football Club with some exclusive interviews.
A photographer from the Paisley Daily Express popped in to snap us whilst we were hard at work so keep an eye out in the paper for us.
A survey suggests that only 40% of children born between 1990-1999 know anything useful about politics, but this may not be true, as Castlehead High pupil Ryan shows.
He organised a Question Time-style debate in his own school. It was attended by Wendy Alexander from the Labour Party, Eileen McCartin from the Liberal Democrats, SNP member George Adam and Gordon MacAskill from the Conservatives. The host was Mr Quinn, a Modern Studies teacher and the leader of the school's pupil council. Ryan has been a MSYP (member of the Scottish Youth Parliament) for 5 months and will stand again in the Scottish Youth Parliament elections.
When asked questions by the pupils from Paisley Grammar School and Castlehead High, the MSPs would take turns to answer in traditional question time format. Unfortunately, due to darkness and lack of time, the audience couldn't ask any counter-questions.
There were quite a few very interesting questions like "Should the voting age be lowered to 16?" Here is the summary of their replies:
George Adam - Yes, if they are old enough to get a job, they are old enough to vote.
Eileen McCartin - Yes, because 16-18 year olds have become adults.
Gordon MacAskill - Not sure, because how many 16 year olds will usethe vote?
Wendy Alexander - Yes, because she wants as many people to vote as possible.
After the debate, we interviewed SNP member George Adam and Conservative Gordon MacAskill. They both said that they really enjoyed the debate. Mr MacAskill said "I really thought it was interesting".
The debate went really well all-in-all. We interviewed Ryan, and he said he was very happy with how it went.
Interesting Facts Behind The Scenes.
We weren't sure whether Wendy Alexander would turn up because she's not standing for re-election this year.
Eileen McCartin has worked for the Lib Dems in Paisley South for 20 years.
Gordon MacAskill stood for the 2010 General election. He used to be a policeman.
George Adam has only worked for the SNP in Paisley South since 2007.
St Mirren Interviews
St Mirren Exclusive
On the 3rd of march Hannah and Alex interviewed David Barron and Marc McAusland from St. Mirren Football Club. They were invited to Castlehead High by Miss Shields who supports the 'Castlehead Media Club'.
During the interview the footballers made some funny comments, such as their nicknames!
--> Marc = Cheesy David = Div
They said the are usually happy when they win as it means victory. They please the manager, the fans, and they walk away with even more money!
Both of the footballers have played for 5 WHOLE years and have wanted the job since they were young.
We then interviewed two of our SFA boys, James and Lewis. We asked them why they liked playing football and they said it's really fun and it keeps you fit.
Both the boys have played for the SFA team for 1 Â½ years and they are enjoying it. Then we asked them what they liked about winning and they said that winning was the most important thing. When they lose they are gutted.
They train 6 days a week at the 'Seedhill Playing Fields. Lewis' position is right back defence and James plays left, mid field. Lewis scored about 1 goal this month while James scored 5 goals this month.
Both the boys would like to play for St. Mirren when they are older. James has played for Glenvail, St. Mirren and Rangers. But Lewis is sticking to his home team and has only played for St. Mirren Boys Club.
The Boys like developing their skills, moving higher in the leader board and being able to hang around with their friends while training.
Both of the boys thought that the interview with the footballers was very important for young aspiring footballers. So watch out for James and Lewis because they might be our new stars!
The Holocaust: Neighbours Who Disappeared
Neighbours Who Disappeared
The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews by German Nazis. Over the course of four years Germans and their accomplices murdered 6, 000, 000 Jews mainly in the gas chambers.
Castlehead High School, in co-operation with Paisley Museum hosted "Neighbours Who Disappeared".
The Exhibition is a travelling exhibit which originated from the Education and Cultural Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Is made up of 20 media panels through which the children bring to light the forgotten lives of local village inhabitants.
The people that attended were 1st year pupils and teachers from Castlehead high, survivors of the holocaust and their story, Speakers including Paula Cowan and Rabbi Rubin and Miss Miroslava Ludvikova who is the co-ordinator of the exhibition.
We interviewed Miss Kinloch, one of the teachers from Castlehead High School who organised the exhibition.
We Asked her questions on the holocaust for example;
Why did Hitler persecute the Jews and why were they separated from their families?
No news report is complete without a weather segment. Our weatherperson Osama looked to the skies to bring you an overview of the weather today. So take off your headphones and cast your eye over today's weather...and smile because it looks like a sunny day for a change!
We now hand you over to Osama for the weather...
Hi, my name is Osama, and I am the weather forecaster for today. Today's weather forecast is sunny but cloudy later so you can hit the park after school! It will be light and dry but there will be no wind today so you don't need to bring your brolly!
And that is how it is shaping up for the week. So enjoy it!
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