Richfield Springs students learn responsibility at a young age

Elementary age students at Richfield Springs Central School District produce, write, edit, and present their own newscasts everyday.

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 10:43 PM

RICH FIELD SPRINGS- Elementary age students at Richfield Springs Central School District produce, write, edit, and present their own newscasts everyday.

Every classroom in the elementary school shows a recorded newscast called Tribal Talk that includes the pledge of allegience, the weather, lunch menu, and several other events happening throughout the school.

Camdon Seamon and Abby Hosford are both anchors for Tribal Talk and they say they love their job. "I like to present the be kind, and be responsible, be safe, be considerate and show respect," said Hosford. Seamon said, "I like all of it, I like all of it."

The newscast is put together by five or six students everyday. Staff at the school describe what they do. “We have people who work on creating a script everyday, we have anchors that sit and read the script in front of a camera, we have students that edit the video afterwards and add all the special effects for the background and the green screen and the images that go along with the lunch menu and the weather," said Heather Shaffer, the Technology Integrations Specialist at the school.

Once everything is edited and put together, it's sent out through email to all the faculty and staff.

Shaffer says the students learn responsibilty and several other skills. "From preparing a google doc and collaborating with their classmates on it, to actually being professional on camera, the speaking and listening skills involved, and all of the technology skills they need no matter what job they choose.”

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