Wannabe journalists cut their teeth on school’s sports day

Wannabe journalists cut their teeth on school’s sports day

Aspiring journalists Maisie, Marni and Circe, from Hove Park School, who are thinking of careers in journalism in the future, got a good insight into the workings of the job by covering the school’s sports day at Withdean Stadium.

The girls learnt the need to be well organised, have good background research, work a speed to meet deadlines and most of all have a good nose for a story.

On the day the girls recorded many interviews with winning athletes and put together a written report of the day for the school website.

Miss Ashdown, Joint Head of PE said: “As soon as the first gun was fired at the start of the day the girls were off. They worked with enthusiasm and showed great talent for the job interviewing their fellow students with confidence. Thanks to the girls we have a great record of the day’s events and some fantastic interviews with many of our outstanding athletes.” 

(Girls full names -Left to right: Circe, Marni & Maisie)