Jarrow pupils set to take control of TV news programme

Journalism stars of the future are set to be in control of Made in Tyne and Wear's '˜Bulletin' news desk, when Year 6 students from St Mary's Primary School take charge.

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 1:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 1:16 pm
Youngsters from St Marys Primary School, Jarrow, will be behind and in front of the camera on Made in Tyne and Wear tomorrow.

Tomorrow, the Jarrow primary school students will be responsible for choosing the stories, creating the reports, editing, directing and presenting the 6.30pm and 9pm bulletins on the local TV channel, available on Sky Guide 117, Virgin 159 and Freeview channel 8.

Headteacher Marie Graham said: “The children were so excited when I told them they are going to be involved in reporting, making and presenting the news for Made in Tyne and Wear.

“They will be out in the region with the channel’s team interviewing, filming and editing their own stories.

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“The children, their parents and teachers all look forward to seeing their hard work come to fruition.”

Sarah Colley, Made in Tyne and Wear news editor and presenter, said: “With over 201,000 viewers tuning into the channel weekly, we know we’ve set the pupils a big task, but we’ll be there every step of the way.

“Made Television is committed to supporting emerging talent, and we’re confident there’ll be plenty of that, and the pupils from St Mary’s will do an amazing job.”

The team from nightly magazine show, The Lowdown, will also be following the pupils’ progress and featuring behind the scenes footage next week on Monday, March 7, Tuesday 8 and Thursday 9, at 7pm.

Viewers outside the transmission area can watch online madeintyneandwear.tv/live.

The programme will also be available on Made in Tyne and Wear’s catch-up player madeintyneandwear.tv/player following the event.