PUPILS at Twiss Green Primary School have been learning all about newspapers as part of a year five project.

Youngsters in Lynsey Kelly’s class are working hard to put together the first edition of the Twiss Green Times and as part of their research they were visited by a reporter from the Warrington Guardian.

The children have been studying space and reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes in class so they took inspiration from these topics to create their own news stories.

The Times will include an opinion piece debating whether Pluto should still be a planet or not and imaginary interviews with characters from The Iron Man.

And advertisements in the paper will promote holidays to different destinations in the solar system.

Teacher Mrs Kelly said the class are enjoying the project and have challenged themselves to write headlines and take eye-catching photographs.

Warrington Guardian reporter Chloe Laversuch visited the class to speak to pupils about how and why journalists use shorthand to take notes.

She showed the class the alphabet in Teeline and the children began to practice spelling their names as well as writing headlines in shorthand.

The class also asked about the importance of regional newspapers and discussed the threat of fake news, who they would most like to interview and what some of their favourite news stories had been.

Pupils wanted to hear about how to get into journalism, what a normal day looks like for a reporter and how long it takes to write an article for the newspaper. They also asked what the best and worst parts of the job are and what skills a journalist needs to develop for their job.