YEAR 6 pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, visited the London newsroom of The Guardian, to have the experience of working for a national newspaper. The pupils were transformed into trainee reporters by working to deadlines, designing page layouts and writing stories with a strong focus point.
Jayne Lilley, lead practitioner at the school, said: ‘Visiting The Guardian newspaper was amazing for the children.’
The Guardian’s reporters and sub-editors talked the 60 pupils through the process of putting a newspaper together, explaining how to gather and write stories and design papers.
During a workshop, pupils put together their own newspaper front pages and were challenged to complete their work to a tight deadline.
The trainee reporters researched and wrote stories focusing on science and the environment, before sub-editing the articles, writing headlines, selecting images and completing their pages.
Ms Lilley said: ‘Visits like this give real meaning to what children are learning at school. They have been so inspired by their day at The Guardian, that pupils are now keen to launch their own school newspaper.’