Newspaper insight for students

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BUSINESS students at Scarborough Sixth Form College got an insight into the world of newspapers during a visit by an Evening News reporter.

The BTEC group was visited by Susan Stephenson, who spoke to the students about how the paper is put together from start to finish.

The session also focused on the supply chain and stock management within the company.

There was also time at the end of the talk for questions and discussion about the topic.

Dalton Laverick, 16, said: “It’s great to hear what businesses are doing first-hand rather than from textbooks, so the Evening News coming in has been really helpful.”

Hannah Booth, 16, said: “We’ve learnt how the Evening News makes sure their customers receive their papers on time. It’s a lot more complex than I would have thought.”

Hayley Gibb, 18, said she thought the session was really helpful and added that she reads the paper every day.

Beth Sumpton, 16, said: “All businesses are different so it’s good to find out more.”

Teacher James Drury said the students had enjoyed the session and responded well to it.

He added: “It makes a big difference for them to hear from someone from an actual business.

“We’re currently arranging for another organisation to come in so we can compare the two supply chains.”