Local students put on daily newscast at Rayburn Elementary
San Antonio, TX —
They are the face and voice of Rayburn Elementary.
“You're the anchorman? Yes. How cool is that? A lot.”
A daily newscast for students, by students.
“You got some rock stars here? We really do.”
News Crew as it’s called, teaches technology and multi tasking. It gives kids a chance to show off a personality -- and, boy, do some of the kids have plenty of that!
“What did you tell me when I said can I have your autograph... I’ve already been preparing."
“Apparently Emilio is giving me his autograph. This is a big thing... You have one? N? Oh, it’s a limited edition.”
"They love it. They enjoy being here every morning. Announcements, local news. They ask every week--is our turn?"
The kids take turns in various jobs including this: Support staff.
“I got over nerves because my friends believe in me and people tell me to try again -- you can do it.”
Emilio Gomez says he joined News Crew because his sister did before him.
Elizabeth Segura had other reasons.
“Because I watched the news every morning with my grandmother. I thought, 'Hey, maybe I can do that too!'"
Whatever the motive, the classroom lesson is something you can’t learn from a book.
“They learn about teamwork, about themselves, how they handle situations. They get to learn about what they are good at.