On a recent visit to the Scottish Parliament, budding young journalists got a chance to grill a politician for real when they met county MSP Iain Gray in the parliament’s debating chamber.
Students from North Berwick High involved in producing the school newspaper visited the Parliament on a tour with the BBC, and met with Mr Gray to discuss his parliamentary work.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“Journalism is an industry in flux, but its importance doesn’t change, particularly to politics – young people following that path then have to be encouraged and looked after.
“A school newspaper gives them an excellent grounding in the skills that will help them in future, whether they decide to pursue it as a career or not.
“I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge of the group, and am strongly hoping for an equally good write up from them.”