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Recorder reporter visits future journalists at Goodmayes Primary School

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 January 2020

Imogen Braddick visited Goodmayes Primary School pupils to teach them how to write a news story. Picture: Archna Sirohi

Imogen Braddick visited Goodmayes Primary School pupils to teach them how to write a news story. Picture: Archna Sirohi

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A Recorder reporter was invited to Goodmayes Primary School to teach Year 6 pupils how to write a news story about a big housing development on their doorstep.

Imogen Braddick visited Goodmayes Primary School pupils to teach them how to write a news story. Picture: Archna SirohiImogen Braddick visited Goodmayes Primary School pupils to teach them how to write a news story. Picture: Archna Sirohi

Imogen Braddick visited the school in Castleton Road to talk to pupils about the plans to build more than 1,200 homes, a new school and a village hall on the site of Tesco in Goodmayes.

The pupils had been tasked with writing a news story about the development and wanted some help from a reporter.

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Imogen helped the groups write their headlines and even showed them how to write their names in shorthand.

Imogen Braddick visited Goodmayes Primary School pupils to teach them how to write a news story. Picture: Archna SirohiImogen Braddick visited Goodmayes Primary School pupils to teach them how to write a news story. Picture: Archna Sirohi

"It was a real treat to help the students with their news stories and tell them what life is like as a reporter," Imogen said.

"They came up with some very creative headlines and asked some great questions about the development.

"It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with them."

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