March students become journalists for the day

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Students at Neale-Wade Academy, March, had the opportunity to sample life as a journalist as they welcomed BBC correspondent, Shaun Peel, for a day of reporting.

Mr Peel addressed Year 8 English students about a career in sports journalism, before the students had the chance to put their skills to the test.

Split into three groups, the students reported on local and school news, national news, and sport.

They interviewed fellow students, staff members and guests that had been invited to Neale-Wade to take part in the day. These included the local Parish Vicar, the school’s chaplain Reverend Clifford Stocking, and Mr Peel himself.

Students then had to write their articles, take photographs and a produce a website by the end of the day.

Zae Pounce, head of English at Neale-Wade, who oversaw the day, said: “The students have really risen to the challenge.

“It is great to be able to give the students the opportunity to work more independently and develop ideas for news features that appeal to them.

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“The range and standard of work has been excellent and given real insights into the world of journalism.”