An insight into reporter’s role

Borough students have been given an insight into the life of a journalist.

BBC Newcastle reporter Colin Briggs visited TyneMet College to talk to pupils in the preparation for work and life department about his work as a newsreader and journalist.

He had been invited by student David Eyre who wrote an inspirational letter asking for Colin to talk to the pupils about his life and work.

Colin said: “It may sounds cheesy but ever since I was small I always wanted to be a reporter.

“It’s an exciting fast paced world – I’ve been in the industry for 24 years and loved every minute.

“When I received David’s letter I was highly impressed with his writing style – it was a lovely letter.

“I was thrilled to be invited by David to come along to his class, the students have been excellent – their journalistic skills are top notch.”

Lynne Bentong, from the Additional Support Learning team, said: “It’s fantastic to have Colin Briggs visit the College; it was a great turn out from the Preparation for Life and Work department and everyone had a fabulous time.

“Colin has been thoroughly entertaining – David was so pleased to see Colin and get his picture taken. For the students this was an excellent opportunity to develop their communication skills.”