Regents aspiring journalists aim for the top

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An incredible six Regents International School Pattaya students, out of a possible 22 from 31 Nord Anglia schools around the world, have been chosen to partake in a ‘young journalist programme’. The course will offer students the opportunity to learn from leading print journalists in a series of exclusive master-classes throughout the school year.

This Global Classroom initiative will provide pupils with the tools needed to write constructive journalistic articles through workshops with prominent writers such as Mick Hume, writer for The Sun and The Times, as well as Shiv Malik from The Guardian.

Head of the Secondary Global Classroom initiative Mr Patrick McKenna says, “Thanks to the support of the English department, our high calibre candidates have an excellent chance to do very well and be on the right track to becoming aspiring journalists.”

The students have two tasks to begin with. The first is an ABC of journalism which will educate the pupils on the tenets of writing an un-biased news article. The second is a how-to on how to write an opinion piece for print journalism.

Year 11 Katharina is excited about the chance to work with some of best published journalists in the world. “I was really surprised to be chosen, because I never considered becoming a journalist, but I see it as a really good opportunity before I start IB next year.”