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June 27, 2013
Three creative and talented young people from around Cumbria have trained this week to become budding Cumbria School Games Young Reporters. Rebecca Westray from Whitehaven School, Andrew Roythorne from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, and Rebecca Henrys from William Howard School were all selected after submitting entries into the Cumbria School Games Young Reporter competition.
The Local Organising Committee of the Cumbria School Games in partnership with CFM Radio developed this outstanding opportunity for young people to become reporters for the day. During an exclusive media master class session at the radio station the young reporters were given some pre-event training with Robbie D and other CFM Radio presenters. They had the chance to learn all the skills they will need to really tell the School Games story next week when children from around the county come together inCarlislefor a fun packed day of sports competition.
As part of their role on the day the young reporters will me mentored as part of the media team to interview VIPs, participants, special guests, winning teams, as well as streaming reports live online through CFM Radio station’s website.
David Keetley, Chair of the Cumbria School Games Local Organising Committee said;
“It has been great that we have been able to offer this opportunity for the second year running. The young reporters did a marvellous job last year, which included tasks ranging from interviewing our Royal visitor to getting the participants reactions. The feedback we got was really positive and the young reporters proved such a success that the committee was keen to offer the opportunity again as part of this years fantastic event. We were delighted at all the entries received. The three winning entries were excellent and the effort was superb. Andrew’s entry looked like it had come straight from the sky news studio.”