YEAR 6 pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, got some tips from the top when they visited The Guardian newspaper.
The budding journalists made the front page when they visited to the newsroom of the national tabloid in February. They were treated to reporters and sub-editors taking them through the process of putting a newspaper together. The 60 pupils learned how to gather and write stories and design pages.
A workshop was set up where the pupils could design their own newspaper front pages. They were even challenged to complete their work to a tight deadline. Lead practitioner, Jayne 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.’
The trainee reporters had a go at researching and writing their own stories focusing on science and the environment, before sub-editing the articles, writing headlines, selecting images and completing their pages.