St Johns students at Gazette offices

Article by Brentwood Gazette: Budding writers learnt from the best on Friday, when youngsters from St John's School in Billericay enjoyed a guided tour of the Gazette's offices.

The group of 15 Year 6 students from the Stock Road school were treated to a one-off 'meet the team' event at the offices shared by sister title the Essex Chronicle near the A12 in Chelmsford.

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Gazette editor Alan Woods"]The children were a pleasure to speak to and show around our production hub. They had the chance to meet the journalists and pupils and teachers alike were impressed with how the team write their notes in shorthand. Our team of sub-editors also showed them how we lay out all of our pages by creating their very own unique front page.[/quote]

Another group of youngsters from St John's School will be visiting the Gazette before Christmas.

Teachers – is your class studying newspapers?

Call Gazette editor Alan Woods on 01245 602733 if you would like to come and meet the team at our headquarters.

Original article and image by Brentwood Gazette.

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