The Young People’s News Hub will involve a small team of young journalists reporting on the comings and goings of Carbis Bay, when leaders from some of the world’s most influential countries meet there to discuss major global issues this June.
The hub is being run by The Writers’ Block, part of Kernow Education Arts Partnership.
The news team’s duties will include interviewing high-profile figures, speaking to the public and preparing stories for Facebook, Radio Cornwall, BBC Spotlight and the Y7Cornwall website.
The team will be mentored by Leo Devine, former head of BBC South West, journalist and writer Rebecca Gregson, and a team of young professional writers and students in their 20s.
Competition was fierce for this once in a lifetime opportunity with the hub receiving a huge number of extremely strong applications. The Writers’ Block praised Sage for standing out in the application process.
Sage said: “I feel grateful to be part of this amazing team and have the opportunity to report on the G7, something I believe is really important to raise awareness about. It is exciting to have the chance to hone my journalism skills and work collaboratively with a team of up-and-coming writers and like-minded individuals, as well as industry professionals.”