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Conor 13 and Sophie Austin 13 are the anchormen of Ryburn Valley High's BBC School Radio Day.
Conor 13 and Sophie Austin 13 are the anchormen of Ryburn Valley High's BBC School Radio Day.
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BUDDING youngsters spent a day in the life of a journalist.

Thirty Year 8 pupils from Ryburn Valley High School took part on the BBC News School Report Day 2012.

They produced their own television news report including the Courier’s I Love Sowerby Bridge Campaign, the conflict in Libya and local sports.

Teacher Helen Keating said: “The pupils have worked hard to prepare for today. They have been able to develop a range of skills in media arts as well as improving literacy techniques.

“Considering some of the group discussions I’ve heard I wouldn’t be surprised if we had some budding journalists in the group or even some future politicians.”

Courier editor Tim Robinson was interviewed about his job and what it takes to be a journalist

Pupils Molly Redhead and Sophie Austin said: “It’s been an amazing experience and a very exciting two months planning our reports and learning about the media industry. Finding breaking news and interesting reports can be hard but we think our report has been successful and we can’t wait to hear it on the radio.”

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