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PUPILS at Benson Primary School created their own radio news programme.

PUPILS at Benson Primary School created their own radio news programme.

Twenty children, aged six to 11, took part in the activity as part of the school’s gifted and talented scheme, which aims to encourage more able students.

BBC journalist Julian Vaccari, whose two children attend the school, led the session and helped the children to write and record their own news bulletin, which included a sports report and weather forecast.

Pupils also took photographs and wrote about the event in the style of a local newspaper story.

Lola Miles, seven, said: “I really enjoyed taking the photos and seeing how people could be interviewed and it was really good fun working in groups.

“When I heard the final radio report it sounded like a real news programme and I felt really proud.”

Deputy headteacher Shelley Mottram, who organised the session, said: “It was great for the children to have such a hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn from a real reporter.

“They seemed to really enjoy the session and I think we may have created a few budding journalists.”

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