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Lynnfield Primary School pupils Rachel Skinner, Olivia Hamilton, Abigail Gunner, Sara Razzaq, Adam Brown, Shakila Begum, Luke Bell, Tessi Craven and Ellie Dolman downloading their video files during their BBC Newcastle visit

Lynnfield Primary School pupils Rachel Skinner, Olivia Hamilton, Abigail Gunner, Sara Razzaq, Adam Brown, Shakila Begum, Luke Bell, Tessi Craven and Ellie Dolman downloading their video files during their BBC Newcastle visit

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MEDIA-SAVVY youngsters got the unique opportunity to broadcast in a professional television studio.

Year five and six children from Lynnfield Primary School, in Grosvenor Street, Hartlepool, enjoyed a visit to the BBC studios, in Newcastle, before breaking up for their summer holidays.

The youngsters, who make up the school’s very own media group, work every week on producing and putting together their own broadcasts in school – using facilities in their own studio.

And the children got the chance to use industry equipment during their trip.

Deb O’Connor, a higher level teaching assistant at the school and co-ordinator of the media group, said the youngsters had a fantastic day.

Mrs O’Connor said: “It was a brilliant experience for the children.

“They work extremely hard in our studio in school so it was great for them to get to see how it works within the industry.”

The school’s media group work to produce their own news-style bulletins every three weeks which they broadcast in assembly.

“The group take their work very seriously and what they produce is excellent,” added Mrs O’Connor.

“Working as part of the group helps with their English and ICT skills.

“Some of them have obviously left us now and will start at secondary school next year, but I really do hope they carry on with their media work.”