Thursday 16th September 2010 by C. Freeman
Frederick Holt is considering a career in the media after he spent a fortnight working at a local newspaper and radio station. Frederick, who is in Year 11, first went to the Harborough Mail where he got some of his stories in print with a byline. He then spent at week at Harborough FM with the DJs, introducing records and reading out community news.
He said: 'I learned a lot at the Harborough Mail. On my first day they gave me press releases and told me to write them up. I also went to the Magistrates' Court where there was a case about a breach in hunting law and a couple of other cases. The court was quite interesting. I wrote lots of stories, at least 20, and about five of them have been published. I'm really impressed I got my name in the paper, it's brilliant.'
Frederick also enjoyed his time at the radio station: 'I went to Robert Smyth school to cover a story on their GCSE results with newsreader Nick Shaw and also went to the police station to interview the sergeant, it was really good experience. I did enjoy Harborough FM because I was on air every day. I sat in on the shows, had a microphone, spoke, introduced songs and community read-outs. Radio is potentially something I would do but I feel I am more of a people person so I'd rather be out there doing maybe television presenting or acting. It was really good work experience, I really enjoyed it and I hope it's going to help me with my future which is hopefully within the media industry.'