What a visit! The year five media group were guests of Joanna Parlby the owner of the Advertiser at The Morton Press Printing Company in Horncastle. We had an executive tour of the whole factory ,past the 10 tonne ink tanks into the amazing factory floor. They print hundreds of newspapers a week for countries as far as China and Mauritius. We watched as our "Barnby Blast" was transferred from computer to the print plates ,then to the massive mill. We had to wait while they set up our Newspaper and prepared the huge presses and then watched as our copies suddenly came flying out of the presses on a huge conveyor of clips holding each one at over 30 miles an hour! From the start of our press run to the stacked newspapers all tied up and ready to go on the vans was about three minutes!
The lucky children have experienced every single aspect of journalism in their club, from reporting, photographing ,interviewing ,writing, editing to the mill and the final print run. We even sold advertising space! Everyone in Newark will get a free "Barnby Blast" in their Advertiser tomorrow and we will begin our selling extravaganza!
What an experience! The children are: Louis ,Eve, Sophie, William, Olivia, Emilie, Chantelle, Matthew and Rhys !