PHPC Kids On Assignment: Journalism Workshop

December 28, 2021

It has been a wonderful week at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church for the first annual On Assignment:Journalism Workshop. The idea to host this Workshop for 10 PHPC Kids came out of an activity the campers at Camp PVN did last summer.

Last year, the campers loved interviewing residents of PVN and then writing articles about them and sharing their writing in a newspaper format, which was shared with the congregation in the bulletin. We then decided to host a workshop that focused on just that! This week has turned out to be more than what we even imagined last summer. 

This week has given these 4th through 6th graders an opportunity to live out their faith by listening to our PHPC members stories of ministry. Through hearing and learning about the church ministries that happen in and outside of the building each and every day they have gained a deeper understanding of what it looks like for others to live out their faith. During the interviews one camper received a tour of the columbarium, which sparked a whole discussion of what the word “Columbarium” means. They also interviewed the pastors and new staff members. This experience gave them an insight to what the pastors do and what their jobs mean to them. 

We are so thankful to our guest speakers this week that have not only taught us about the world of journalism and all the different opportunities but also important life lessons. We hope that the students will take what they have learned with them no matter the path they choose in life with a deeper understanding about journalistic writing and the noble path of sharing accurate information and telling people’s stories. Thank you to Clarice Tinsley, Sarah Bennett, Julie Fisk and Nina Rayburn for speaking with our students, and to our coordinator Angie Millar!

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