Pupil Millie experiences life as a journalist
15 Dec 2016
We’re delighted to have introduced the role of the Media Prefect this year at Downside for senior pupils who wish to gain practical experience in reporting across a range of media. We were excited to hear about Millie’s work-experience at a professional newspaper….
Over the Michaelmas half term I was given the opportunity to do some work experience at the children newspaper First News. I spent three days with them and was given the task of writing and designing a page on Remembrance Day for their Remembrance edition. This was an invaluable experience as I got to work with the design team as well as the journalists. I also got to go to a children’s event at the Excel Centre called Kidtropolis where I helped the marketing team with selling their newspaper. I thoroughly enjoyed this work experience and it has made me consider journalism as a potential career path in the future. Not only was this very inspiring but it has also enhanced my computer and writing skills as I have been able to use them outside of the classroom.
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