I was approached by Giancarlo Lee early in 08/09
Student voice- ‘tokenistic’ at SIS
Opportunities for informed Student Governance and
representation of the student body is needed...
The Piggybank was at least one partial response to the above
SIS TV Relaunch
Importance of SIS News channel
Y10 Media Studies Curriculum
‘Hardtalk’ style show with guests in hot-seat as flagship text
Vox-pop questions from student body
Thursday night activity slot (selected group) with support from
selected Y7-10 students in ‘shadow’ role.
Promote investigative qualities
Executive Producers- Prakash, Aneri, Renuka, Vas & Mingky
(Think tank/Whole School Picture/Initiate Research/
Presenter- Paul Lau
Producers- Anna & Mary
Chief Editor- Gershon
Cinematography & Lighting- Rosie
T-shirts being created from activity budget...
Use of a Live Audience
Link to debating...
As the show establishes itself, we would like to do a live
broadcast. The show could be used as stimulus for a lesson, or
recorded/edited to be used as a teaching and learning resource
Allows for questions coming from the audience. (A bit like the
BBC’s Doha Debates)
How often should we broadcast the show?
Part of SIS TV (SIS News)
Digital/Web based focus? (Avoid publication costs)The use of
regularly updated blogs instead. Link from school website.
Alternative Voice, linked into forum discussions (Rules of
engagement need to be clarified and forums monitored)
Subject matter discussed in Hardtalk and further pursued
through The Piggybank, as part of a bigger school wide news
Long articles have to be written on a regular basis. How often is
a reasonable target? (Once per half term)
Journalistic values and purpose as targets for improvement
Report back to Student Council, ESLT and PTA
Avoid banal content and repetition. Change the name?
Use of original, school based photos wherever possible. Role of
Chief editor and editorial team needs to be appointed
Advised by think tank group (Initiate research)
Chief Editor- Liran Weizman
Editorial Team/Web Designers- Laura Grant
Journalists- Conducting/analysing research as well as writing
articles- Emmanuel Kwok, Tiffany Yeung & Audrey Pang
University of Toronto
http://www.thevarsity.ca/view/issues (Weekly Newspaper)
http://www.thevarsity.ca/ (Layout and features of the site)
Eventually use a secure, purpose built website with forums
In the foyer area and outside of D82 (Plans to buy a plasma
screen for the IB Centre)
Links from the school website (eventually we can stream when
the new website is developed)
Piggybank Team needs to develop a focus for their work and
nominate a team with specified roles. Change the name!!
How often will The Piggybank be published? (1xterm?)
How often will Hardtalk be broadcast? (10-15mins long?)
Studio location needs to be designated (IB centre?)
T-shirt design (Mr Ryan?)
A shadow team taken from Y9/10