As part of her studies at Smithton High School, Year nine student Charli Grainger has been delving into the inner workings of the local newspaper.
My name is Charli Grainger and I am a student at Smithton High School.
This year as one of my elective classes I chose Work Placement, which is where you get the opportunity to be put in a workplace one day a week for a certain amount of weeks.
This term, I chose to do my work placement at the Circular Head Chronicle. During my time at the Chronicle I have had so many opportunities, like the opportunity to go out into the community to deliver Chronicles.
I was able to go to Circular Head Christian School and Emmerton Park to take photos that were going to be featured in the Chronicle.
I learnt so many new things such as how the Chronicle is edited, how the advertisements get put into the Chronicle and even learnt how to do a spreadsheet for the businesses that are going to be advertising.
I even played a part in helping with the Christmas Chronicle.
I went back through some older Chronicles and went through pictures of past parades to pick out some images to create a parades of the past for this year’s Christmas Chronicle seeing as there will be no proper parade.
While doing my work placement at the Circular Head Chronicle, I have had a boost of confidence in trying new things and also realised it isn’t bad to go out in the community and take a deeper look into what is going on.
One day I would like to pursue a career in this industry because I found it very enjoyable and very interesting and it is also a very fun job to have.