Godmanchester children quiz headmaster for TV show

St Annes Primary School, Godmanchester, TV Club pupils filming interview with Head Teacher Adrian, S

St Annes Primary School, Godmanchester, TV Club pupils filming interview with Head Teacher Adrian, Shepherd, - Credit: Archant

Pupils at St Anne’s School, Godmanchester put their headmaster on the spot - by asking him personal questions for a television show.

Among the things they wanted to know about head Adrian Shepherd was the naughtiest thing he had done as a child. They also asked whether he had ever crashed while riding his bike and what was the worst thing anyone could ask him to do. The answer to that last question was “dance”.

The youngsters took on roles including interviewers, make-up artist, presenter and floor manager when they produced a mock television programme in their classroom.

Twelve pupils aged seven to 11 took part in a six-week, after-school course in television production run by former journalist and TV producer, Danni Smith.

Mrs Smith, who runs a company called Get Yourself Talked About, said the course, on offer to all Cambridgeshire schools, is designed to teach all aspects of television production including what makes a good story, how to book and research guests and write scripts.

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She said: “The aim is to encourage children’s interest in the world around them, as well as boost their confidence and research skills.”

After his question time session, Mr Shepherd said: “This was an amazing opportunity for the children. It was an excellent way for them to gain an insight into the world of television and media.”

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The interview with the head will be on the school website in the new term after the Easter holidays.

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