The first month of Jschool has been an introduction to a broad range of subjects. John has said to us we are to become “renaissance men” and apart from the likely journalism subjects we have also touched on Greek and Roman History, poetry and modern literature. We are attending a play tonight. This has been a welcome surprise for me and its clear John is a lover of history and literature.
The course so far is based on practical skills with the emphasis on- no surprise- writing articles. Desley our news writing teacher is proving to be a very shrewd editor with a treasure trove of practical knowledge.
The work load is a little on the light side although there is plenty of extra reading and areas of knowledge to pursue, which suits me down to the ground.
All in the all, the first month has laid a good foundation upon which I feel everyone is keen to build upon throughout the year.