Children learned about the importance of shorthand and the process of creating stories after a visit by a regional daily journalist.
Ruth Scammell, education reporter at The News, Portsmouth, talked about her job with Year Four children at Hart Plain Junior School, in Waterlooville, Hampshire.
Ruth described her typical day to the pupils, and told them about famous people she has met during her career.
The children will now undertake a journalism project as part of their English lessons.
Teacher Josh Phelan said: “They will be interviewing members of the school about the recycling project we have been working on across the term.
“The children, and the adults involved, are very excited to see how the reports turn out when the children have finished writing them. Perhaps it will be the start of a journalistic career for some of the children.”