Students get behind the news cameras

MEDIA savvy youngsters at a Felixstowe school have launched their own on-line news bulletin.

MEDIA savvy youngsters at a Felixstowe school have launched their own on-line news bulletin.

Orwell News Update features all the latest news and views from in and around Orwell High with the bulletins read by student presenters and reporters of all ages.

The programme has been kicked off by year 11 student Alex Stewart and Bobbi Blaza, year nine, who had a great time in front of the cameras.

Bobbi said: “I think it's a really exciting opportunity.


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“We've never had this kind of thing before and it's especially exciting for any student at Orwell who has an interest in a career in the media.

“This also allows young people at other schools and the local community an insight into what's going on at our school. There aren't many other schools doing this kind of thing and so we're quite proud of being part of this new programme.”

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The intention is to give any interested students at the school an opportunity to present and report on the programme.

Headteacher Peter Tomkins said: “There's always lots going on at school and this is a great way of involving students and our media technical team in letting all members of the community know about what we have been up to.”

Orwell News Update follows the success of a Red Nose Day film the school produced this month and was broadcast on BBC One's Comic Relief output and received over 2,200 hits on the school's website.

The online broadcast of Orwell News Update can be seen at www.orwellhigh.com and www.youtube.co.uk/orwellhighmedia

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