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Rougham C of E Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds, sees children gain journalism skills through a newspaper club





A primary school's newspaper club has opened up journalism as a career option to the children.

Rougham C of E Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds, has been running the club, with pupils aged from eight to 11, for two academic years.

Deputy head Gaby Munns, who runs the newspaper club, said it had been a great way to focus on children's non-fiction writing - and to also open up journalism as a career option.

Young reporters at Rougham C of E Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mariam Ghaemi
Young reporters at Rougham C of E Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mariam Ghaemi

"Something like this makes children realise there are more careers in writing than being an author. It opens up more opportunities for them to think about," she said.

She added pupils had loved getting a press pass and interviewing people for their articles.

The club produces a newspaper every half term.