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Pupils at Thomas Eaton school in Wimblington make their own headlines




Budding journalists from Thomas Eaton Primary Academy in Wimblington spent a day at the offices of The Guardian newspaper in London's Kings Cross learning to be reporters.

The 17 Year 5 and 6 pupils 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 ‘five Ws’ of who, what, where, when and why and following up with added detail and finally adding quotations.

Pupils from Thomas Eaton school in Wimblington visited The Guardian newspaper offices in London. (26824179)
Pupils from Thomas Eaton school in Wimblington visited The Guardian newspaper offices in London. (26824179)

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

"I have been planning this trip since last March," said teacher, Mrs Katharine 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. After all, you can’t be what you can’t see. Who knows, one of these children may be writing the news themselves one day.”

Pupils used what they learnt during the visit to write their own articles. (26824181)
Pupils used what they learnt during the visit to write their own articles. (26824181)
Pupils used what they learnt during the visit to write their own articles. (26824184)
Pupils used what they learnt during the visit to write their own articles. (26824184)
Pupils used what they learnt during the visit to write their own articles. (26824188)
Pupils used what they learnt during the visit to write their own articles. (26824188)

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