Newspaper Headlines

Page Summary

This activity includes asking young people what are the 'headlines' they would want people to know about their group/club.

Good For...

  • Preparing a report or 'round up' for the Church Council or Annual General Meeting
  • Material to support a funding application

You Will Require

  • Flipchart
  • Paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Computer and printer (optional)


Have a few 'prompts' for headlines if the Group are not forth coming

What To Do

  • Ask the young people what are the 'headlines' they would want people to know about their group/club. Record these on a flipchart so that everyone can see them.
  • In small groups of 2-4, ask each group to choose a 'headline'. They then write an article (no more than 150 - 200 words) to say more about the headline's subject. Encourage creativity - cartoons, pictures etc.
  • Have each group read/show their article to the others - does anything need changing? adding? deleting? Are there other headlines that need to have artivcles written about them?
  • Collate the articles into a 'newspaper'. This could be either handwritten or created electronically.
  • Discuss together how the 'newspaper' could best be presented - PowerPoint of the headlines? Printed copies?
  • Reflect - what have you learned? How might that feed in to what you (or the church) do? Who can help things to change?

Related Questions

Highlights / lowlights or the year.

Activitites / outings

How can your group link with other groups? >

Do It Differently

Instead of writing an article, have groups create a one minute video report. Edit these together for a 'newsreel'.

Adapt It For Younger Children

Rather than 'headlines', change the language to what the children have enjoyed/remember about the year.Have a teenager or adult listen to what they say and record it electronically (computer or video).