When you see a montage, think about how you would write that out. Make it so that the page number starts on the second page with "2. A piece to camera done by the reporter at Imperial College London explaining the study An interview with one of the researchers An interview with some children who will be taking part in the study Pictures of children using mobile phones An interview with someone from the World Health Organisation Pictures of Imperial College London and the research team Pictures of mobile phone shops and people using them on the streets Some script by the reporter explaining why this is really important The reporter saying 'this is John Smith, reporting for BBC News School Report' Is there anything else you would like to include in your report?
What sounds would help their audience understand what is going on - eg: a ringing phone. The script is also, often, the most underrated aspect of the documentary process. The "what if" statement would be "What if a nanny with magical powers came to take care of three children and changed their lives forever?
One thing is constant though, a good story needs good structure, and these resources and activities will help your children develop the skills required to add that foundation to their creative writing.
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