Pupils report for duty
Walking towards Anne Flanagan’s elective class made me wonder whether the people I’ve interviewed throughout my two years as a journalist were as nervous as I was feeling.
I could see the students’ faces through the windows, peering over their shoulders to catch a glimpse of their interviewee.
Today, and every other day they’ve attended their elective class, the Hukanui Primary School students have become the journalists.
The Yearbook Elective allows students to interview teachers, pupils and parents, to compile articles for the annual year book.
It was my job to give them an insight into the world of journalism, but thinking before speaking is easier said than done, and I was afraid I wouldn’t give helpful answers.
The class is scheduled for Thursdays and I have been here before, but new faces offered up new questions.
John Key is still my most famous interviewee, and with the help of a calculator, we estimated the amount of stories I write per year was more than 225.
Eva has been writing up an article on the school production, while Ivey and Aveline have almost finished their profile piece on the school’s office ladies.
I’m excited to see the end product.
- Kelley Tantau
Hukanui Primary School students have their notebooks at the ready.