How do you become a real water reporter? This question students from grades 6, 7 and 8 answered during the Classroom on the Water on the Island of Brienenoord. The students got to go out with Demi, our raging water reporter. They learned not only about the water, but also more about the water and the environment.
The mission was to make the children curious about water and nature. In this way, they learned playfully how to share an interesting story with others from their interest. By getting to work researching, photographing, making videos and writing messages, the children learned to tell stories like a real reporter.
The kids tested their true interview skills. For example, some kids went out to capture life on the island, another group wanted to know more about the trees on the island and one group even had a chat with one of the Scottish Highlanders! As icing on the cake, one of the students told about the view of the island, "It's not our fault that there are factories to be seen, they are just doing their job too." Because even though the island consists of a beautiful piece of nature, it is still located in the heart of Rotterdam.
Of course, the children take away something very important at the end of the lesson. "A real reporter asks through and provides interesting images and text that are fun for the viewers!"
Curious about all the photos, videos and reports from the young reporters? Then take a look at the WaterWalks app and zoom in on Brienenoord Island! Or you can use the search bar to segment by 'Water Reporter Demi' or 'Classroom Brienenoord'.
For the lessons we offer from WaterWalks, we have entered into a partnership with various parties who sit by the water or carry out their activities on the water. We have, linked to the core objectives, made a lesson program with them in which water is central and in which the knowledge and skills of our partners form the basis of the lesson. As a school, you may choose which lesson you would like to follow with your group(s).