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World Watchers

This week the World Watchers have worked hard on their PowerPoints ready for their year group assemblies. They have chosen to share news about the Rugby World Cup, the largest ever Pumpkin and the 2028 Olypics.

Weekly Meeting

This week the World Watchers took part in the year group assembly for the first time. They shared news they had identified as important. They did an amazing job and we look forward to hearing their news each week.

Year 5 assembly


If you found that you were inspired by Braydon from FYI and his visit to Westacre last week, or you have always dreamed of a career in television, then maybe this is the competition for you! (This is a competition which Braydon won and as a result he began his career with Sky)

The winner will have the opportunity to host events for BAFTA, previous winners have interviewed Hollywood superstars such as Tom Hiddlestone (Loki from The Avengers) and The Duke of Cambridge and attend star-studded events.

Any child from Westacre can enter, providing you are 10 or above on the 26th April (This may rule some Y5’s out this year).


You will need to submit a video no longer than 2 minutes on the theme of Growing Together. (For more information on this, you can visit Children’s Mental Health Week website

You may want to talk about how you and your family achieved something together, possibly during lockdown. Or is there something that you were inspired by that you feel has helped you to grow as a person?

Once you have completed your video, either ask your grown up to send it into the Westacre Office by Email, titled Young Presenter Video FAO Mrs Pledger or bring it into school on Monday 25th April on a USB stick and give to Mrs Pledger.


There is an application form which you will need to fill out, which you should ask Mrs Pledger for. 

If you would like more information about the competition, or would like some advice, come and speak to Mrs Pledger at break-time or lunchtime.


Our World Watchers have been catching up with the latest news, via First News. We have had lots to discuss about the current World situation and children have been linking it with our current Value of the Month, Peace. We will be practising our interviewing skills with our classmates.

We are very proud of our new FYI Logo which has been especially designed for us.

This week, World Watchers have been encouraging their classmates to spend some time considering what is happening in the world at the moment.

Classes have been able to join their World Watcher to watch the latest edition of Newsround, before taking a quiz about the day's news. 


A new school year, a new team of World Watchers!


We have been very busy World Watchers already this term, as our Year 5 representatives were putting their Green Screen skills to the test during our recent open evening. We are pleased to report they are now very confident at using this type of media to record their news stories and will be using them shortly to record their reports. 


World Watchers will continue to keep their ears to the ground to ensure they are up to date with the latest news and are already planning their first batch of stories.




Welcome to World Watchers! 


At World Watchers we meet every Tuesday to discuss the news stories which have captured our interest over the last 7 days. It may be something which has happened in Britain, further afield, or here at Westacre. 


As a team, we will then decide on our top stories of the week and publish them either on-line or deliver them to the school during assembly time, as we try to highlight the importance of us all knowing what is happening in the world. 


We are very lucky at Westacre to have access to so many multi-media opportunities, such as the green screen, ipads to record our stories on, editing software and computers for written media stories. 


If you have a news story you think we should be covering, make sure you tell your class representative, so that we can discuss it in our next meeting.