Pupils can get their own scoop

A PROJECT giving pupils a taste of what life is like in a newspaper office is now available to Northumberland schools.

The Media Experience offers young people the opportunity to experience the real work of a journalist and a unique insight into reporting, writing for and editing a newspaper. Part of it involves using industry standard computer software.

Schools attending the Media Experience days, organised by the Newcastle Education Business Partnership (EBP), will be able to take away a newspaper front page with reports about their school, all produced by students.

Journalism and media supports the National Curriculum in Literacy and ICT and also provides opportunities for teamwork, planning and working in a realistic environment to deadline pressures that give pupils experience of the real world of work.

Tracy Allison, General Manager of Newcastle EBP, said: “The launch of the new Media Experience, with its industry standard software and new facilities, allows us to extend the opportunity to experience the real work of a newspaper to more pupils across the region.”

For further details, call project manager Jim Pace on 0191 2774450 or email jim.pace@newcastle.gov.uk