Scouts learn all about the newspaper industry

A GROUP of scouts discovered how a newspaper is put together with a visit to the Gusher offices.

Members of Byfield Scouts went along to the Daventry Express offices on Friday evening to find out more about how a newspaper is created.

Patrol leader James Shelton, 13, said: “I found it very interesting.

“I didn’t realise it was so well organised and that the computer system was so complicated.

“We’re working on a newspaper called Europe Connected as a troop and things like using a brief introduction, the right phrasing and quotes are things I think we’ll try and use in our newspaper stories.”

Sally Huband, assistant scout leader, said: “This is part of a global challenge they’re going to be producing a troop newspaper covering a range of topics that interest them ranging from sports through to news and local issues.

“I think a newsroom is a lot more high-tech than I expected. We probably need to work out who is doing what on our newspaper because there are clear roles in the newsroom.”

Assistant scout leader David Ward said: “They’re very enthusiastic and are looking forward to getting their work in print.

“We’re looking for a scout leader and other adults to help with the group, which is very popular and successful.”

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