Youngsters on write track after paper discussion

Journalist talk at Cayton School'Scarborough evening News reporter Steven Hugill with youngsters at Cayton School.'Picture by Neil Silk  112437

Journalist talk at Cayton School'Scarborough evening News reporter Steven Hugill with youngsters at Cayton School.'Picture by Neil Silk 112437

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FUTURE newshounds from two Scarborough schools enjoyed an insight into the world of journalism after a talk from an Evening News reporter.

Education correspondent Steven Hugill visited Year Three and Year Four pupils at Cayton Primary School to discuss his role on the newspaper.

The youngsters are currently working on their skills to recount information and produce an article from the information, and invited Mr Hugill to give them some tips to perfect their work.

During the talk, he answered a number of questions about his job including how long it takes to a story and what questions to ask interviewees.

He showed the children how to write stories and gave advice on what a story should include to keep the reader’s interest.

The day was rounded off by a brief lesson on shorthand which proved a great hit as the children eagerly found out how to jot down their names and favourite words.

Teacher David Somers said the talk had been a great success and provided the pupils with some sound advice on how to improve their stories in class.

He said: “They are currently writing their own stories and the talk gave them a real help in how to put them together.

“They were also fascinated to see how much a journalist has to write each day.”