Meet the brilliant pupil, 11, who is following in the footsteps of TV legend Jill Dando

(By JDNC students)

Budding journalist Emma Latchford has a passion for story-telling and is eager to become a news reader on TV – similar to Jill Dando who also made the path from a Weston school.

The pupil, of Castle Batch Primary School Academy, is part of the school’s Jill Dando News Centre, which trains up children to be positive, aspirational and to find inspirational good news stories.

Emma’s best subject at school is English writing and she enjoys reading 100+ page books for 100 minutes a week.

Emma told the Jill Dando News Centre: “I am delighted to be part of the Jill Dando Newspaper Club. Jill was an inspiring woman and I would love to follow her news reading path.”

Headteacher Vicky Dupras said: “We are so delighted to see so much ambition in our pupils at such a young age. Jill Dando made a brilliant career and we encourage our pupils to aim high just like Jill did.”

Castle Batch is a high-achieving and happy community primary school.