Students from two local secondary schools have spent the day in the Tyne Tees newsroom as part of a national ITV initiative to introduce young people to the world of broadcast journalism.
The pupils from Whickham School and Sports College in Gateshead and Dyke House Sports and Technology College in Hartlepool toured the studio and met journalists, camera operators and other technical staff.
They also tried out the presenters' chairs for size and enjoyed a weather presenting masterclass courtesy of Ross Hutchinson.
ITV's Open Newsrooms Day has been running for several years with the aim of giving young people a glimpse of life and work in busy newsrooms.
See what the students made of their day here --