Children set to make headlines

Reporter Steven Hugill with the youngsters of Neptune class at Cayton School..'Picture by Neil Silk  113614a

Reporter Steven Hugill with the youngsters of Neptune class at Cayton School..'Picture by Neil Silk 113614a

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ASPIRING journalists from a Scarborough school gained an insight into the industry after a visit from an Evening News journalist.

The Year Six youngsters from Cayton School met with Education reporter Steven Hugill to pick up tips ahead of producing their own newspaper.

The future newshounds were shown how to source and write various styles of stories and asked a host of questions to find out more about working for a newspaper before enjoying a lesson in how to write shorthand.

Teacher Dee McCulloch said Mr Hugill’s visit had really helped the youngsters understand the topic, and added they couldn’t wait to get started on their own publication.

She said: “Journalistic writing is a genre that all children really enjoy and I have planned for the class to produce a regular newspaper which will provide them with many opportunities to enjoy their writing.

“Meeting Steven to find out about quality writing and newspaper style will enrich their understanding of the work they will undertake.

“The Year Six class are an excellent team who have settled straight back into their studies with very positive attitudes and enthusiasm.

“They are going to cost the production of their paper and sell it to their friends and families

“They will set up a class savings account and decide what to spend any profits on at the end of each term.

“Their writing is therefore purposeful and important as it has an appreciable value. and it is going to be a great year for all of us.”