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Breaking news: award-winning Little Reporters make headlines on Tele visit

Deputy news editor Claire Williamson shows the young reporters the ropes
Deputy news editor Claire Williamson shows the young reporters the ropes
Picture editor Peter Rainey gave the budding hacks a crash course in journalism
Reporter Claire McNeilly overseeing the budding reporters at work
The students outside the Belfast Telegraph offices

By Staff Reporter

Pupils from Augher Central Primary School made the news yesterday after winning a major competition to visit Belfast Telegraph headquarters and see journalists in action.

The pupils from P7 and P6 were guests in the busy newsroom after winning the Translink competition for Little Reporters.

They were met by Mark Fullerton, media solutions executive, who introduced them to Belfast Telegraph editor Gail Walker after a tour of the building.

Later, the children spent time with the news desk and picture desk staff and learned more about their work before attending a writing masterclass conducted by journalist Claire McNeilly at W5.

Benjamin McKeown (12) said: "It was fun listening to the interesting facts on how you write a story."

The best bit for Sarah Carey (11) was seeing the wall of TVs in the newsroom.

Lauren Robinson (11) said: "I found it interesting to learn how a newspaper is put together."

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