Aside from the student participants and media coordinators of the different schools, representatives from mainstream media also graced the event.
The sessions focused on print media with the objective of producing newsletters, school newspapers and even write ups of events to be sent to the media and posted on a school news bulletin board.
Ian Zuasula took the participants through the anatomy of a newspaper, citing sections from the two daily newspapers of the country.
The seven schools that participated - Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu; Don Bosco Technological Institute, Boroko; De La Salle Secondary School, Bomana; Sacred Heart Teachers College, Bomana; Jubilee Catholic Secondary School, Marianville Secondary School and St. Joseph's International Catholic College all scrambled to complete their news bulletin before the deadline.
Fr. Ambrose Pereira, was stressed that they keep to the deadline, which highlighted the importance of time, the urgency and immediacy of writing news reports as soon as the event occurred.
"This was a lesson all participants learned from the sessions."
Each school had the opportunity to display and explain their choice of articles and layouts of their School News Bulletin of which the products will now be displayed on their own school notice board.
“We have learnt that presenting an article is just as important as its contents”, said a participant, while a Jubilee school student said, “Our school bulletin boards can display messages and articles from the students, that can inspire our readers”.
A Marianville Secondary school student summarized the seminar saying The session was informative, hectic and exhausting but satisfying when deadlines were made”. "I enjoyed today’s session and I look forward to the third session that will give us insights into the Video media”, said a Don Bosco Technical School participant.
The next Media Education Seminar will be for an entire day and have sessions on Video Production. It will be held on May 6, 2017 at the Emmaus Conference Centre, Boroko at the Don Bosco Technological Institute.