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Year six pupils at a Halifax primary school are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Courier reporters - by writing for their school newspaper.

Class 6 at the Savile Park School on Moorfield Street spent last week working on their writing skills by researching and reporting on the sinking of the Titanic.

This week they are getting ready to report on any news that might happen in the Halifax area - and are hoping for some drama to unfold that they can get their journalisic teeth into.

Pupils have been working on their paper since the beginning of the new term and are planning on electing an editor, sub-editors, reporters and photographers in order to make the paper as professional as possible.

The Titanic was chosen as a topic because the children had reserched the story details previously.

Courier photographer Jim Fitton and reporter David Ford answered questions about what it is like to work on a newspaper. Jim discussed his camera-work, the places he has visited as a photographer and how he came to work on the newspaper.

More speakers are planned for the coming weeks.

Class Six are planning on reporting on the spate of burgularies in the Halifax area in the first copy of their paper, which will be put together later this week.

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