Gorefield school Fishy News reporters show off their work, including letters from Will and Kate, at open afternoon

Fishy News event, Gorefield school. Picture: Steve Williams.

Fishy News event, Gorefield school. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The budding young reporters of The Fishy News kept local dignitaries and businesses royally entertained at an open afternoon yesterday.

At a packed hall, the Gorefield Primary School journalists explained to the visitors, which included parents and representatives from 27 businesses, what the thriving newspaper is about.

They showed off their scrapbooks full of hundreds of photos. Also on display were letters which have appeared in previous Fishy News editions, including from the future king Prince William and Kate Middleton, Ant and Dec and a hand-written effort from actor John Hurt.

In addition, the Fishy News choir and the Tadpole Times dance troupe performed, and there were cakes and squash to enjoy.

Guests of honour were Eric the tortoise and Yazmin the guide dog.

Awards were handed out to Fishy News reporters Sheila, Annabelle and Ella for their exceptional work.

Organiser Annie Appleby said: “This newspaper has snowballed. Now, we’ve decided we want to go global. The reporters need to decide who to write to. First in line is Barack Obama.”