05/02/2010 by mcmakarolyn
We have captured footage (including the school bell!) of Tuesday’s very special, one-off lesson from Granada Reports presenter Lucy Meacock.
The BAFTA-winning journalist taught an English class to a group of year 10 students, alongside English teacher Miss Bousfield.
Lucy spoke about her life and prestigious media career in the lesson, which took place in the FLZ. Students also had the opportunity to take on the role of news reporters.
Lucy, who also brought along a film crew, taught the class as part of Teach First Week.
Teach First Week is an annual country-wide event where high-profile professionals take time out from their busy day jobs in order to teach a class.
Lucy told MC&MA: “It’s strange to think that I have read national and local news to interesting people, but a class of 14 and 15 year-olds was daunting. That’s because I remember what I was like when I was 14, and I was hardly a model pupil.
“But these girls were an absolute credit to the academy; their teachers and families should be proud of them. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have great futures ahead of them.”
Miss Bousfield added that Lucy’s visit was a tremendous success.
“She planned and delivered an engaging and inspirational lesson focusing on her experiences of working in the media and journalism; which enabled students to develop their questioning and analysing skills in a unique way.”
Keep an eye out for Lucy’s report of the lesson on Granada Reports. The show is screened on ITV, every weekday, 6 to 6.30pm.
Watch Lucy’s lesson here: