The Catmose College Media Team are a group of individuals with a serious media talent.
Reporting on everything from the latest College news, through to current world affairs, their reports are always professional and expertly produced.
All students are given accounts for our award winning Makewaves site. Since 2010, every year we have been awarded the best Secondary School Station in the annual Makewaves online awards and in 2013 we won Best Secondary Reporter and Best Publisher. As well as an outlet for the media team, all students can use the Makewaves site to showcase their own work as well as using the eSafety resources. In recognition of the eSafety work we undertake with our students, Catmose College has been awarded the Safe School Award by DigitalME.
Students can also extend their interest by undertaking our media-based electives including Journalism, S2R (supporter to Reporter) and BBC News School Report.
INTERVIEW WITH TAMMY BEAUMONT, ENGLAND AND KENT CRICKETER
Tammy recently visited Catmose College to undertake a cricket workshop for girls. Before the workshop, we had the opportunity to interview her about her sporting career to date.
INTERVIEW WITH STUART WILLIAMS, PRINCIPAL
Mr Williams recently had the honour of representing Catmose College, as lead sponsor of Harington School, at 10 Downing Street, where he had the opportunity to speak with Mr Cameron, the Prime Minister.
INTERVIEW WITH DARREN CAMPBELL MBE
In March 2015, we took part in a Your School Games Twitter Competition. The aim was to produce a video to request a visit to our College from Olympic Gold Medalist, Darren Campbell, MBE.
We created a video and waited patiently to see if we had won. OK we were not patient but did in fact Tweet constantly.
When we found out that we had won, (one of only two schools to win the prize) as a team we were really pleased because although some of the members of the media team are not sporty, we had finally been ‘accepted’ by some of the sports students and staff.
Today, Darren visited us at College. He gave an inspirational speech to years 7s and 8s, worked with our silver and gold sports scholars, and also we had the opportunity to interview him about his past and current careers.
He is a truly motivational and inspirational sportsman – Darren Campbell – thank you for coming to Catmose.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, PARLIAMENT SUCCESS
Congratulations to Caitlyn Palmer and Lily-Fleur Jackson who won the Viewer’s Choice Award for their film Knowledge is Power. Their film has been viewed over 1550 times and they have been invited to visit Parliament later on in the year. Their video can be viewed below
MEDIA TEAM INTERVIEW DAVID LAWS MP
Last December, the Catmose College Media Team were attending the Whole Education National Conference where David Laws MP, the Minister of State for Schools, was speaking. As he was leaving, the team attempted to interview him but as he had to rush off for another meeting, the team arranged to interview him via Skype and the full interview can be seen below.
GOVE RAPS FOR CATMOSE STUDENT – APRIL 2014
As part of our newsday preparations, our students were given a task from BBC HQ of preparing potential questions for an education Special and to put questions to Michael Gove.
After the serious education questions had been asked, the students were able to ask the ‘funnies’; his first kiss; his guilty secret; his worst punishment after being on the naughty step during the 2014 Budget. One question that Alice asked was about his interest in rapping and she asked if he would rap for the group. To our surprise, he quickly did a rendition of Wham Rap, and the group finished with asking him if he would do a ‘selfie’ with the group, which he did.
The full interview can be seen here
Bird Watching: Footage of a rare black stork which was sighted by some of our young reporters.
Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic: Features some of the riders who will be taking part in this years ‘Tour of Britain’
BEST SECONDARY REPORTER – JUNE 2013
Year 9 student, Thomas Ameer-Beg (aka Satnav) was awarded the Best Secondary Reporter in recognition for all his hard work reporting in College and at educational events around the Country. His work can be seen on his Makewaves page.
BEST PUBLISHER – JUNE 2013
In recognition for her enthusiasm and dedication in coordinating the Catmose College and Catmose Primary Makewaves sites, Ms Smith has been awarded best Publisher for 2013.