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Twenty-one students from Harrington Sound Primary took a tour of

The Royal Gazette. The objective of the tour was to give the children an overview of how a newspaper is produced and the different careers available at the paper.

Ms Fikrte Ming told us: “This lesson and theme is directly taken from the Cambridge Curriculum English LANG objectives of learning the different non-fiction writing styles where the students are required to know the features of the newspaper, from the editorial, to international news, obituaries, classifies, sports, letters to the editor, and what sections are opinion and which are fact-based, and where to find these in the newspaper.”

Young Obsever wishes to offer the same opportunity to all primary schools on island. Please contact Sarah Fellows at The Royal Gazette on 295 5881 or sfellows@rg.bm to arrange a tour of The Royal Gazette.

Here are a selection of letters written by students after they had toured the newspaper offices:

Dear Mrs. Fellows,

Thank you for letting us come to

The Royal Gazette today. I got to learn a lot of things about our newspaper that I didn’t even know about. Wow! That was the greatest tour ever.

I was very interested in what Mr Davis said about the ink and the machines.

In his presentation what I liked most was how to print the paper.

I also liked when you told us about Mr Tucker the photographer who took almost 200 pictures for the newspaper a day. It must be fun taking all those beautiful pictures that are in the paper.

Today I learned how long the paper has been in business, how you make newspapers and more. I got to see the people who make the paper.

Thank you for the pens you gave us.


P4 Ming’s class

Dear Mrs. Fellows,

Thank you for the tour. It was fun. My class loved it and it is the best newspaper in the world. My favourite part was with Mr Davis and how he worked the machines. And how he showed us how the paper bends.



Dear Sarah Fellows,

Thank you for inviting us to

The Royal Gazette. I loved it. When we went to see the machines I got scared. Thank you for giving us a newspaper. Thank you for letting us see the people who work there and how everything works.

Newspapers are important for Bermuda.



My name is Ajani and I am nine years old. I will tell you what happened at

The Royal Gazette on Monday. We learned when the paper first came out and what happens in a power outage. This is a fascinating place. It was a learning experience. We met people who work at the paper. We know about all the sections that the people work at. Mr Davis showed us how the paper is made and printed. They have big machines that print it, we learned a lot. We saw where the paper is priced and sent to the driver and dropped off to us the people of Bermuda. At the end we took a picture that you can see. And we are from Harrington Sound Primary School the best primary school ever.

Ajani Robinson

Harrington Sound School students during their visit to The Royal Gazette: Ms Fikrte Ming with her students: Tai Amaral, Aciram Burgess, Thierry Burgess, Ethan Carvalho, Daniel Chadwick, Keon Glasford, Jaelen Jones, Lloghan Murray, Ajani Robinson, Jelani Simmons, Yanik Smith, Calvin Steede, Jayden Mallory, Kenai Talbot, Maya Dean, Daaimah Millett, Zynesia Nisbett, Jennifer Rodrigues, Charlize James, Camryn Tyrrell, Christianna Warren.
Where the newspaper is made: Harrington Sound School students are shown the printing press equipment at The Royal Gazette during a visit to the newspaper’s headquarters.

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Published May 30, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm)

What goes on inside a newspaper office?

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