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Budding young writers gain insight into world of journalism

PUBLISHED: 15:01 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:01 18 February 2019

Journalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Picture: Poplars Primary School

Journalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Picture: Poplars Primary School

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Year six children were given an insight into the world of journalism during a special visit at their school.

Journalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Year six pupil Olivia with her newspaper report. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolJournalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Year six pupil Olivia with her newspaper report. Picture: Poplars Primary School

Emma Moylan, who works for media agency Digital1 in Manchester, visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft to share her journey into the industry and inspire the next generation of writers.

There was also an opportunity for pupils to showcase their own newspaper reports, with several saying they would consider becoming a journalist.

Journalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Year six pupil James with his newspaper report. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolJournalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Year six pupil James with his newspaper report. Picture: Poplars Primary School

“Sharing my passion for journalism with these pupils and staff at Poplars was a truly memorable experience,” said Ms Moylan. “The students are full of character and their work displays such imagination and talent.”

Teacher Olivia Gillard added: “It was a delight to have Emma share her experience and expertise with us. The children gained so much from seeing how skills they are being taught in school transfer to amazing careers.

Journalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Year six pupil Lacie with her newspaper report. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolJournalist Emma Moylan visited Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft. Year six pupil Lacie with her newspaper report. Picture: Poplars Primary School

“I had two children in my class go home and write me another newspaper report. As a teacher, I could never ask for more than such genuine motivation for learning.”

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