Brandon Mayer visits Oxford-on-Rideau PS


The Times’ own Brandon Mayer visited Oxford-on-Rideau Public School in Oxford Mills on May 1, giving a talk to grade 6 students about how to write a news article. The students at the school are currently working on a project – the details of which are strictly “under wraps” until the students have a chance to write about and announce it themselves!

The students had many questions for Brandon following his presentation, which focused on the structure of a newspaper article, as well as best practices for interviewing. Teacher Jenna Martin helped to guide the presentation by asking what types of questions the students should ask of both each other and of key community players to report on their initiative thoroughly. After the presentation, the students worked in groups to begin brainstorming ideas for interview questions and other important considerations. 

Brandon has served as Editor of the North Grenville Times, and currently serves as both a reporter for the NG Times and the Editor of the North Dundas Times. He has worked for the Times since 2021, and lives in South Mountain with his wife and two children. He primarily works as an educator at Winchester Public School.


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