Rushden children to start online newspaper

Junior Reporters :Rushden:  South End Junior School, 'Paparazzi' newspaper club clockwise from bottom left Lily Jones, 9, Chris Westmore, 10, project leader, teacher Debbie Brown, Sam Russell, 8, Khushi Matharu, 8, Deanna Baciu, 10, Mya Tao, 7, Noel Springett-McHugh (Headteacher), Paris Bufton, 7, Rishal Adacen, 9, Izabel Turiccki, 9, 'Thursday 20th September 2012
Junior Reporters :Rushden: South End Junior School, 'Paparazzi' newspaper club clockwise from bottom left Lily Jones, 9, Chris Westmore, 10, project leader, teacher Debbie Brown, Sam Russell, 8, Khushi Matharu, 8, Deanna Baciu, 10, Mya Tao, 7, Noel Springett-McHugh (Headteacher), Paris Bufton, 7, Rishal Adacen, 9, Izabel Turiccki, 9, 'Thursday 20th September 2012

Pupils at South End Junior School in Rushden are setting up their own online news service.

The group of nine pupils from across the school are part of the Big Thinkers scheme which encourages pupils to develop their skills. They visited the offices of the Northants Telegraph with teacher Debbie Brown, last week to meet journalists and find out about the job.

They have named their news website The Buzz and they plan to cover stories that will interest everyone at the school and their friends and families.

Chris Westmore, aged 10, said: “I’m looking forward to working on and editing stories.” Nine-year-old Izabel Turiccki said: “I’m looking forward to reporting the news.” And seven-year-old Mya Tao said: “I’m looking forward to taking pictures.”

The news service will be launched on the school’s website after half term and also be available through the Northants Telegraph website.