Pupils all set to make the headlines after reporter visit

Scarborough Evening News Supremo Steven Hugill chats to Seamer and Irton children about life as a journalist.Left pupil Jacob Shore enjoys a great read along with fellow classmates!Picture Richard Ponter.121153.
Scarborough Evening News Supremo Steven Hugill chats to Seamer and Irton children about life as a journalist.Left pupil Jacob Shore enjoys a great read along with fellow classmates!Picture Richard Ponter.121153.
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NEWSHOUNDS from a Scarborough school got an insight into the world of news after a visit from an Evening News reporter.

The Year Six youngsters from Seamer and Irton Primary School enjoyed a talk from journalist Steven Hugill, who passed on tips and advice about becoming a reporter.

The visit was organised by teacher Andrew Watson and coincided with the pupils’ work to create their own newspaper.

Mr Hugill showed the children how to write shorthand and explained the differing stories a journalist produces for the newspaper.

He also gave advice on how to structure a story and answered questions about his time with the Evening News.

The youngsters then grilled Mr Hugill on a raft of issues concerning the role of a reporter, including questions such as what have been the biggest stories he has worked on and who are the most famous people he has interviewed.

Mr Watson said: “They really enjoyed the talk and were fascinated to see how the job of a reporter is so varied and what they must do when it comes to writing a story.

“That is what we are looking at because they will eventually produce a proper class newspaper so this was a great opportunity for them to understand the different types of stories.”