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Festival show gets rave reviews

Published on 15/05/19

Young reporters from Norwich Primary Academy received a glowing review from a national newspaper as they presented the world premiere of a special news programme during this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Broadcast live across the internet from the stage of the Norwich Playhouse on Saturday, May 11, News News News featured reports from around the city written, filmed, and presented by the children about the issues that matter to them, such as homelessness and poverty.

The Times newspaper hailed the show as “an arresting child’s-eye view of 21st-century life… They asked big questions to which their grown-up interviewees didn’t always have the answers.

“There’s plenty to be depressed about in the headlines, but children like these are already writing new stories for our future. And that can only be good news,” concluded the review.

The performance was given an equally warm review by theatre publication The Stage, which said: “The care and passion with which the children approach their chosen subjects is impressive.”