gib interviewSIX budding journalists swapped the classroom for the newsroom to interview the Chief Minister at Convent Place.

This was part of a project by the BBC called the School Report, and was lead by teachers David Devincenzi-Clemens and Louise Napoli from Loreto School.

The project aims to get young people interested in current affairs and, during the session, the pupils posed questions on topics including Brexit for students going to university in the UK and border fluidity.

One of the participants, Hannah Cabezutto, said: “We were chosen from out work on journalistic writing.

“We were all a bit nervous coming here this morning but we have worked well as a team.”

There are more than 1,000 UK schools participating in the project this year and international institutions in the Netherlands, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

The students involved took charge of everything from studio lighting to camera operation.

“We definitely hope to develop it in future years,” said Devincenzi-Clemens.