VIDEO: Budding journalists win award

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Roving reporters at Horbury Bridge CE Academy have taken the political world by storm by giving high ranking politicians a magazine raising awareness of Fairtrade.

The young journalists designed their publication and filled it with stories about events they had taken part in to promote better prices and working conditions for farmers.

Horbury Bridge school has been presented with an award for its work on fairtrade. Rachael Kellett / Emily Brunt / Holly Randle with Kathy Wise / Joel Ackroyd / Eleanor Cross / Luke Kirby and Headteacher Janette Skinner. (W521B438)

Horbury Bridge school has been presented with an award for its work on fairtrade. Rachael Kellett / Emily Brunt / Holly Randle with Kathy Wise / Joel Ackroyd / Eleanor Cross / Luke Kirby and Headteacher Janette Skinner. (W521B438)

And during Fairtrade Fortnight, 10 pupils from the school visited the Houses of Parliament and handed out copies of the magazine to the leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband and MPs Mary Creagh, Ed Balls, Yvette Cooper and Greg Mullholland.

The proud pupils even received a letter from Mr Miliband in which he told them how impressed he was with their knowledge on the subject and the work that had gone into the first edition of Fairtrade Fun.

And to top off their success the school, on Bridge Road, picked up the Margaret Demidecka Primary School Award for their work.

Students at the school also created a special news broadcast which informed people about what Fairtrade is and the impact it has on people. To watch the broadcast log onto www,wakefieldexpress.co.uk