Some of our reporters have shared their experience of reporting for MSFE 2019.
Aamir: The middle school Form evening is a very important event in our school. The students get a chance to display their talents in front of a big audience. My experience so far has been amazing. I am in reporting and it is never been boring. Every day we get a chance to interview people from different groups. Roaming around the school was the best part other than different groups sitting in their venues. Form evening is the only time when we can chill with our friends and yet learn while doing that. Interacting with people and making new friends has made me more confident.
Adeeb: My experience has been amazing roaming around and getting a chance to interact with others. Interviews and asking people about their point of views made me feel like an actual reporter. In this task my teachers were very supportive, they helped my group every single day and they gave are group amazing ideas. Spending time with my friends was also fun as this is the only time where we get a lot of time to spend with our friends. Now I can say that this was one of the best decision to take reporting in form evening this year.
Amaira: I had a great experience in the Middle School Form Evening. I had a great time reporting the practices as they were polished with days of practice. Looking at the great performances and writing about them, kept me busy. It was fun taking interviews of people we didn’t know and getting to know them. We got to know why this particular theme was chosen. Reporting is not easy, people ignored us when we asked them questions. It was shocking, appalling, horrifying, awful, bewildering and startling. It was just so rude. But there were also people who replied to us and were happy to give the time. At the end of the day, I felt glad I had auditioned for this. This was a great experience and I learnt a lot from it.
Ayanna: MSFE is always a great amount of fun! Literally all you do is talk, play, practice and have a blast! Never thought that I’d be saying this, but people love school during MSFE! It’s really a great place to show what you’re worthy of. Some are into performing while the rest form the body of the show which is people who work backstage.
I’ve honestly had a great time this year. Apart from our endless talking, playing and roaming around enjoying, I’ve learnt a lot. I learnt how to make observations and frame them into brief paragraph’s here at reporting. I’ve learnt how to coordinate and work as a team. I’ve learnt how to exchange thoughts and opinions with others. I know reporting wasn’t my first option or what I planned on doing, but I’m glad I got an opportunity like this. Well, this has been a phenomenal experience! Going around making observations in different venues and watching all teams progress so immensely was amazing to see!
Dev: As a reporter I had a lot of work to do. But some people simply ignored us when we asked them questions. I was shocked to see that some people are so rude to us. There is a lot of hard work in reporting but at the end of the day I felt rewarded. I am happy to do reporting in the form evening. It is fun as well as tiring to do reporting. It is also really nothing to do except observe others. This is my experience on reporting.
Ishaan: Reporting was quite a fun and interesting role in the MSFE. I chose it because it gave me a little bit of knowledge about journalism and my observation skills also increased. In reporting, we write beat reports, interviews, articles about various topics and poems. Initially, if I had to write about a room where nothing much was happening, the article would be quite boring and not interesting. But after being in reporting, I can now write many interesting things about that room after observing it well.
Reporting is an important role in the offstage part of MSFE as all our reports, articles, interviews, poems etc., go on the MSFE 2019 website which is read by parents, other students and teachers. It is a lot of hard work, but we also have fun. When we go to our separate venues to report, we get to see whatever is happening there and can enjoy it.
So, if you want to write articles, take interviews and observe everything that is happening in the MSFE, then next year, do choose reporting!
Shreedhar: I had a really good experience in the middle school form evening. Well! First of all, being in reporting gives you a license to go freely in the corridors when others need passes. But then, it was a tough job too. We, as reporters needed to extract information from different venues. I indeed learnt a lot from this particular part of MSFE. We took daily reports and interviews. We barely had any free time till our task of the day was done but after that we had free time. The toughest part of reporting was to take interviews, as people ignored us when we asked them questions. This was a herculean task!