MP at centre of world headlines to speak to Jill Dando News - thanks to super Oliver, 12

MP at centre of world headlines to speak to Jill Dando News - thanks to super Oliver, 12

Exclusive, by Oliver, 12 and Jake, 12, Jill Dando News

An MP at the centre of news headlines will give an exclusive interview to Jill Dando News on Thursday - thanks to 12 year old reporter Oliver.

Oliver, 12, of Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset secured the interview with MP John Penrose over the past few weeks.

Young people in the style of former BBC journalist Jill Dando write positive news storiess.

Mr Penrose then resigned today as the Government’s anti-corruption tsar, thrusting him to the centre of news headlines.

John Penrose on the BBC

The Conservative MP will now be interviewed by enthusiastic people reporters aged 9 to 18 this Thursday at Jill Dando News.

Mr Penrose is the MP for Weston-super-Mare, which is where Jill Dando news began five years ago. Jill was raised in the town before becoming Britain’s best BBC TV journalist.


John said: ”When we arranged this interview, neither Oliver nor I knew that there would be a Vote of Confidence in the Prime Minister just before I was due to talk to the Jill Dando News team. “But timing is everything in politics as well as journalism, so I’m looking forward to it immensely!”

Jill Dando News aims to inspire children and young people to find, write and publish positive good news stories right across the world.

It has over 100 reporters who are trained by professional journalists in the style of Jill - journalism with a smile.

Nearly 3 years ago, our reporters interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson inside Downing Street. They have interviewed dozens of people including Fiona Bruce and a NASA astroanut.

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