Youngsters investigate media centre

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph

Local students snapped the perfect picture as a newspaper photographer, wrote undercover scoops as a journalist and ruled the radio waves when they toured the Pilbara Media office last week.

About 19 vacation care children from Treloar Child Care Centre, aged five to 12, were given the tour of the station in South Hedland on January 17.

Children were treated to a radio broadcast on Spirit FM and enjoyed talking to local journalists, using camera equipment and reading the newspapers.

TCCC educational leader Ebony Sanders said the not-for-profit centre was focusing on becoming more involved with the surrounding community.

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“I found the visit to be very informative and engaging for both the children and educators,” she said.

“The children and our staff thoroughly enjoyed it — so much so, that children have created their own radio studios with their live broadcast sections.”

Amelia Wilson, 8, said most students enjoyed mixing songs, talking into the microphones and learning about the radio.

“I thought it was amazing and we should do it more often,” she said. “It was the best and only radio station I’ve ever been to.”

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