Wimblington pupils make the headlines at The Guardian


Pupils from a Wimblington primary school made the headlines as they spent a day at The Guardian newspaper.

Seventeen children from years 5 and 6 from Thomas Eaton Primary Academy learnt how to be journalists at the London Kings Cross offices.

They learnt about how to structure a newspaper report, write headlines and insert pictures and captions.

The children used the latest technology to create their own front page about real news stories, starting with a lead paragraph with the "5 Ws" of who, what, where, when and why.

"It was a really fun experience, as we got to see what all the jobs were like," said one 10-year-old.

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"It made me want to be a journalist when I grow up."

Guardian workshops attract young people from all over the world, and places are highly sought after.

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"I have been planning this trip since last March," said teacher Mrs Bultitude.

"It was a brilliant opportunity for the children to see a busy national newspaper office at work.

"The school wanted the children to experience a working environment outside their daily lives and raise their aspirations."

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