Newspapers in Education participants get inside scoop on the newsroom
A group of Grade 5 students from Newtown Elementary in Mount Pearl got to learn about how a newspaper gets to their classroom every school day during a Tuesday morning visit to The Telegram's office at the Village Shopping Centre in St. John's.
The students have been taking part in The Telegram's Newspaper in Education program, which provides schools with free newspapers to use in classrooms.
"Even though they do get the paper at the school, we want to make it more real by bringing them into the office," said Newspaper in Education co-ordinator Carol Wadden.
During the tour, the 25 students were divided into three groups, meeting with staff from different departments within The Telegram to learn about how they produce a daily newspaper.
They were later treated to a dramatic reading of A.A. Milne's "The Making of a Christmas Story" by Telegram reporters Steve Bartlett and Tara Bradbury and Telegram managing editor Kerry Hann.
Publisher Charlie Stacey was also on hand to give the students small boots filled with chocolate in recognition of Saint Nicholas Day, which is held Dec. 6.
Ryan Chislett said his class reads The Telegram and sometimes make use of it for math.
Fellow classmate Charlotte Foss said they learn about religion and justice through The Telegram.
"We made a collage about justice and injustice," she said. "We cut out pictures (that relate) to justice and injustice."
Tuesday's tour of The Telegram was the first such event for Newspaper in Education participants.
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