Overview

The Challenge

How can we develop a new strategic framework for the school to engage all its key stakeholders; of which parents are of primary focus?

Engage with parents and staff

Improve communication and connectivity

Location:

Paignton, Torbay

Date:

Present

Partners:

RIO’s Connected Schools Programme

RIO - Connected Schools

The RIO solution 

Working with the school, we identified a significant opportunity for pupils to be more involved in how the school communicates with its immediate stakeholders.

We have developed the idea of an inhouse digital storytelling agency primarily run by school pupils with support from staff. This agency will aim to create and produce engaging content from the perspective of the school’s pupils which will be housed and shared through the school’s existing digital channels (ie. Web and social media).

The pupils will act as Digital Journalists capturing the experiences of young people at the school, communicating the development of community business activity and showcasing the value of real world learning from their unique perspectives.

RIO will facilitate the upskilling of the young people to deliver this, providing opportunities for pupils to develop knowledge and practical skills in all the areas that embody 21st century journalism.

A regular Digital Storytelling after school club has been established as a means to provide these opportunities.

We have begun working with a cohort of up to 10 year 5 pupils a week to develop an identity, practice and forms of procedure that the young people can take on and share with their peers.

Through these sessions the young people will create their own content with support from RIO and school staff, learning the requisite skills for this as the process develops.

Stats and Facts

  • Working with a cohort of up to 10 year 5 pupils a week
  • A new intake of Year 5 students to seamlessly engage each year
  • Upskilling of the young people thus providing opportunities for pupils to develop knowledge and practical skills
  • Content will form a bank of assets that can be used for community business development, grant funding applications, general PR and more
How The Project Was Received

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