Aspiring reporter wins Sky News visit

Sky News presenter Lorna Dunkley is attending Nayland primary to award school pupil Charlie who has won a national young reporter competition organised by WWF. ANL-140930-083730009
Sky News presenter Lorna Dunkley is attending Nayland primary to award school pupil Charlie who has won a national young reporter competition organised by WWF. ANL-140930-083730009
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A Nayland Primary School pupil received a special visit from a Sky News presenter after wining a National Young Reporter Award.

Charlie Walder entered his report on the welfare of the Amazon rainforest as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s initiative to encourage learning about the rainforest – and was thrilled to discover he had won.

“I can’t believe I’ve won the competition,” said Charlie, who is in Year Six. “I loved learning about the thousands of species that live in the rainforest’s incredible atmosphere.

“I also liked finding out what we can do to help protect all the rainforests.”

His article was picked as the winner after impressing Lorna Dunkley, who has worked as a Sky News presenter for 10 years.

“This is a very professional news report with lots of facts,” she said. “It is written in short paragraphs with a good structure of a beginning, middle and end.”

Cherry Duggan, WWF’s head of school and youth relations, praised the pupils.

“We take our hat off to the school,” she said. “The children had some really interesting questions to ask Lorna during her visit.”