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ITV Tyne Tees welcomes local students as part of ITV's Open Newsrooms Day

Pupils from Whickham School and Sports College read through scripts in the studio with weather presenter Ross Hutchinson. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

The students from Dyke House Sports and Technology College in Hartlepool are shown around the newsroom by health correspondent Helen Ford. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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 --