Young columnists on a mission to change opinions of today's youth
WANNABE journalists are hoping to change the public's opinion of today's youth by becoming new regular columnists in your Grimsby Telegraph.
May Woods, Louise Jones, Sian Abbott, Ben Staff, Ben Goodyear and Boneata Bell are the names to watch out for in our Saturday Young Reporter column.
The youths entered a competition through North East Lincolnshire Council's Young People's Support Service to get involved, and were picked from many.
May, 17, of Theddlethorpe, will discuss class stereotypes in her column.
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"When I used to go horse riding people used to change their view of me. I am looking to change people's opinions on class," she said.
"Ideally, when I'm older I'd like to be a newspaper journalist because it seems interesting writing about something new every day."
Sian, 18, wants to put her opinions across regarding human trafficking.
"Women and young children become trapped in these situations and I thought it would be an interesting point for my column," she said.
"I hope it will open people's eyes and focus on the world."
Sian will begin a Journalism degree in September at The University of Sheffield.
Rap music fan, Ben Staff, 18, will discuss music stereotypes.
He said: "There are social music groupings and just because I enjoy rap music, people automatically put me in a group.
"You shouldn't be judged just because of the music you enjoy; I can't wait to put my different ideas across."
Louise Jones, 19, of Cleethorpes, cannot wait to get her thoughts published regarding communication.
"I'm really excited to see my work in the paper; my Grandad used to work for the Grimsby Telegraph and I want to follow in his footsteps," she said.
"I want to learn something new from this process and I hope I will by the end of it."
Louis Perry, 15, of New Waltham, is a former young reporter columnist and she said it has been a "good and different experience".
"It has been exciting and I found it quite difficult how to put my opinions and ideas across for my first column.
"I have been cutting out all my articles to keep and it will look great on my CV."