Thursday, 4 September 2014

Budding journalists showcase work at Royal Welsh Show

Talented youngsters from Welsh schools were rewarded for their work at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells during the summer holiday. Congratulations to the Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils from Cowbridge Comprehensive School who won the national and international accolade of 'Young Reporters for the Environment' and received a new video camera for the school as a prize.

In a special ceremony hosted by Wales’ leading environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) and Natural Resources Wales on Tuesday 22 July 2014, pupils from Cowbridge School showcased their work at the world famous agricultural show.

Huw Edwards, BAFTA award winning journalist and member of YRE judging panel for 2014 said: “Young Reporters for the Environment is a great opportunity for young people in Wales to sample the world of journalism while exploring the issues that impact on Wales’ environment.”

"The winning entry from Cowbridge pupils was a good production, a well-written and delivered script, with good sound and vision, smooth editing, pertinent interviews, and a good strong environmental purpose to the video. Really excellent!"

To view the video, click here.

Young Reporters for the Environment is an international programme and competition, promoted by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) and operating in 27 countries throughout the world. In Wales, the programme is managed by Keep Wales Tidy and funded by Natural Resources Wales.

YRE provides young people from the age of 11 years old, secondary school pupils, college students, youth organisations and individuals up to the age of 21 years-old with a vision of the professional world.

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