Travel journalism has been an eye opening experience for the girls. They are learning how to combine travel in a new country with photography and articulate writing, an asset which will be available to them throughout their life. Three weeks into the course we have touched on basic writing concepts, what journalism is today and how writing techniques change depending on the audience they are writing for.
The students had numerous opportunities in the past week with their cameras in Kruger National Park. Sightings of leopards, lions, elephants, giraffes, sables, hyenas, kudu, impalas and the rare flightless bird the ground horn-bill kept the students on their toes, changing their framing techniques through the truck windows.