Deakin Media Day


Congratulations to all the schools who've compiled reports for this year's Deakin School News Network News Day!! You can watch each other's reports by clicking on the map below.

More than 60 School News Network students came to the Deakin University Burwood campus for the end-of-year ‘Media Day’.  The students, from Warrnambool College, Newcomb Secondary College and Emerald Secondary College, worked with Deakin University Film and Video students to present TV news bulletins which were streamed live online from Deakin’s high definition TV studio.

They also filmed their own interviews for BBC School Report, who wanted to know what they thought about cricket, with Australia taking on England for The Ashes this summer. See the videos below.

We've also been asked by the BBC's School Report team ( to encourage the schools taking part in The Deakin School News Network to contribute reports to their 'News Day' on 27 March 2014. We'll give you more information about this at the Media Days. DSNN schools joined over 1000 UK schools in this project in 2013 (see: - the first Australian schools to take part.

We hope even more DSNN schools will take part in 2014.

How interested are you in The Ashes cricket series?


Which team do you think is Australia’s biggest rival?


How much of the Ashes cricket will you watch this summer?


Which matches will you be going to - if any?


What type of cricket are you most interested in?


What is the most important sport to you - and why?



Around 60 students and staff from four DSNN schools took part in the first Deakin Media Day at the Burwood campus on Nov 23rd 2012. Many thanks to everyone from Brauer College, Keysborough Secondary College, North Geelong Secondary College and Newcomb Secondary College for your enthusiasm and hard work to make the day such a success. Activities included a ‘hands-on’ work presenting a live news bulletin in Deakin’s TV studio, Journalism video and interviewing exercises and a tour of the Deakin campus. Many thanks to Subway for providing lunch, too! We will be running more Deakin Media Days in June and November, 2013, so watch out for more news about these.


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Above: Many thanks to Keysborough Secondary College teacher Roland Gesthuizen for this excellent film from the day - filmed and edited on his iPhone!





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