clare hollingworth's top tips for being a journalist  

On this page you will find videos and resources to help you become a journalist and get Clare Hollingworth's seal of approval! Clare was a pretty amazing woman she helped refugees in Poland, broke the news of the start of WWII and received an OBE for services to journalism. Last year, PaddleBoat toured their show 'Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century' and made accompanying education videos for schools. We've made them available here so now you get a chance to watch parts of the show, learn more about Clare and have a go at being a journalist yourself...

Your briefing

If you enjoy doing any of these tasks or watching the videos please consider donating to PaddleBoat. PaddleBoat is a Community Interest Company which means all funds go back into future projects - thank you for your support

A huge thank you to Doorstep Arts, Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery for making this possible

Task 1: 

Watch the first part of the show...

Fun fact: This was filmed at Teignmouth Pavilions and was the very first show of 'Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century'

Part 1

You're ready for your first assignment!

Fun fact: These videos were made for teachers to deliver lessons after performances of the show in schools. Please ignore lesson titles eg. 'History Lesson 2' and 'show this back to the rest of the class'

           When you see this             image in the video             press pause and download this file and have a go at filling in the rest of the photos...

Now you've had a go at filling in the picture you can press play on the video to find out if you were close.

Task 2:

Part 2

Watch the next part of the show...

Fun fact: PaddleBoat continue to work on a show even after its first performance. Some bits in this clip were cut/ changed for future shows

You're ready for your next assignment!

           When you see this             image in the video             press pause and download this file. Cut up the dates and facts, jumble them up and see if you can re-order them.

Now try to place these events on a map

Task 3: 

Watch the next part of the show...

Fun fact: Clare's family were from Leicester, we used "artistic license" giving them west country accents!

Part 3

You're ready for your next assignment!

Please share your postcards with us via post, email or message us on our socials - we'll write back!

           When you see this             image in the video             press pause and download these postcards

Here's a blank one for you to fill out...

Task 4:

Watch the next part of the show...
 

Fun fact: Clare was the 8th women in the UK to keep her own surname when she married!
 

Part 4

You're ready for your next assignment and first article!

           When you see this             image in the video             press pause and download these newspaper outlines.

Task 5: 

Watch the next part of the show...
 


 

Part 5

You're ready for your next assignment.

 

Extension: Can you draw any parallels between key jobs in WWII and now during the coronavirus lockdown?

           When you see this             image in the video             press pause and download this venn diagram to fill in.

Task 6

Part 6

Watch the last part of the show...
 

You're ready for your last assignment.

 

           When you see this             image in the video             press pause and have a go at the task. If you want, you can send us your arguements and we'll make sure General Montomery gets them!

thank you for taking part

To get Clare's seal of approval please share your work with us...

 

 via post, email or message us on our socials - we'll write back & send you Clare Hollingworth's seal of approval

final message

If you've enjoy doing any of these tasks or watching the videos please consider donating to PaddleBoat. PaddleBoat is a Community Interest Company which means all funds go back into future projects - thank you for your support

A huge thank you to Doorstep Arts, Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery for making this possible. And to Duo Digital who recorded the show and educational videos for us.