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Gazette visit headlines a busy day for students

My name is Samai Dunn and I am nine years old. I go to Harrington Sound School. My class is P4 Ming. We went to visit The Royal Gazette. First, we got our picture taken, then the tour started. We went downstairs to the room where they create the newspaper. Our tour guide told us first they would put a plate in a machine which burns parts that aren't straight. Then it washed the plate. We went to another room where the plate was folded. Then another machine rips the paper and makes the pictures. The machine puts the colours on that are, red, yellow and blue — primary colours.

After that we went into a room with a long table and lots of chairs. Everyone got a turn to say their name, tell how old they are and what they want to be when they grow up. Some of my classmates said they wanted to be professional footballers, and for some girls said artists. I was the only girl who said a journalist that is why I had to take notes and write this article.

Then we were allowed to ask the questions we had, and some of those questions were; what event since the beginning of the sales of papers sold the most papers? How did The Royal Gazette get its name? How old is the paper? Do you make a rough draft before a final copy of the newspaper is done? What supplies do you need to make a paper? And how many papers did they sell at that time? Another question was Why does the paper not come out for sale on Sundays? Which days sell the most papers and the least?

We learned that the The Royal Gazette prints 10,000 to 12,000 papers a day. The first people who came up with the newspaper concept were the Germans. Mr Lee came up with the name Royal Gazette in 1828. Then our tour guide asked us what are the parts of a newspaper and we said all that we remembered learning in class. We have been learning about the features of the newspaper and reading the sections of the paper. That was our tour and we enjoyed our day.

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Published March 06, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated March 05, 2014 at 4:02 pm)

Gazette visit headlines a busy day for students

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