In The Picture — 16 May 2022

Young News Readers




Pupils from St John the Baptist Primary School, Finaghy with, from right,
Dominic Fitzpatrick (The Irish News), John Brolly (St Mary’s University College Belfast),
Roger Eigenheer (Ernst & Young) and Chris Conway (Translink).

Picture by Mal McCann


St Mary’s is once again delighted to partner with The Irish News on the Young News Readers project which is a Critical Literacy Media project, designed by Dr Donna Hazzard to help Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils engage with and understand the world of media.

Now in its fifth year, the project has had over 6000 pupils taking part and it has helped teachers empower students to access, understand, analyse and participate in the news. The teacher resource booklet created by Donna provided them with lesson plans as well as a special weekly school edition of The Irish News in a bid to support literacy skills and learning.