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Home learning - Roving Reporters


Home learning - Roving Reporters

Journalism, Writing

This pack provides inspiration, tips, and exciting activities on some of the core English skills surrounding sports journalism.

Become a sports journalist and take on the weekly challenge. Make sure you download the resources to help you with writing your match report. 

Once you've completed the challenge, don't forget to share your reports with us at @PLCommunities and hashtag #PLPrimaryStars or email them in to us at

Our favourites will be entered into a prize draw with the chance of video interviewing former Premier League player and Sky Sports presenter Jamie Carragher via video call. You have until
Friday 17 July to enter - don't miss out! (See T&Cs)


Learning outcomes

Children will be able to:

  • summarise key events succinctly
  • identify a range of journalistic opportunities in the world of sport and the related literacy skills that support them
  • to plan and write a dramatised analysis and report of a sporting event.

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Film: A day in the life of sports reporting

This film follows Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Sports Reporter and Sam Wallace, Chief Football Writer from the Daily and Sunday Telegraph as they explain what is involved in their jobs and the different skills they need.


What is sports journalism?

Use this activity sheet with the 'A day in the life of sports reporting' film to help children explore the skills needed to be a successful sports reporter!


Over to you!

Use this activity sheet to help you with planning your match report before taking on the challenge.