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MAIDENHEAD: Youngsters were given a taste of the media industry with a trip to Sky studios in London.

Pupils from Highfield Preparatory School, in West Road, Maidenhead, went to the studio’s newsroom, where they put together a news
report based on a natural
disaster.

Split into teams, each group had a director, producer,
editor, presenters, script writers and a camera operator and was able to make full use of all the state-of-the art technology on offer.

They were also given a full tour of the facility, where they saw the process that gets a report edited together and beamed to TVs.

Sara Beazely, a teacher at Highfield, said: ‘It was the most exciting and inspirational morning and having the costumes and props made the studios really age appropriate and the children loved getting into character for their eyewitness interviews.

“The final report is fun and factual and the result of a huge team effort.

“The girls learned so much during the course of the day and will hopefully be inspired to consider a future career in TV production, acting or big business.”

W BREAKING NEWS: Highfield girls get a taste of reporting live from the scene of a disaster.

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