ROOKIE reporters are front page news after setting up their own news club and paper.

Notre Dame Now has been formed by a group of pupils keen to have their say on what's happening in the world.

Students from all year groups make up the school's editorial team, which has an anchor man, editors, journalists and a photographer.

Editors from fourth and fifth years will decide content, oversee the news schedule and support younger pupils.

Sophie Bysouth, 16, said: "It's a good way to get involved in what's happening in the school and to talk about what is happening outwith the school as well.

"It also gives us a chance to give our views on stuff that impacts on us, such as new laws being made."

Fellow editor Rachel McAulay, who wants to be a journalist, added: "I've always had an interest in current affairs but I enjoy English and history as well as modern studies.

"I think it would be an interesting job - meeting new people and listening to what other people have to say and finding out what is happening in the world.

"I'm looking forward to the news club and getting the school name out there and let people know what is going on in the school."

The group meets on Monday and Thursday at lunch-times and will update their website every two weeks and produce a newspaper every term.

Jude Collins is the anchor for the agency and is thrilled to be the 'face' of Notre Dame Now.

He said: "It's a great opportunity. I've always been enthusiastic about drama which has helped my public speaking skills. I like writing stories."

Teachers Anna Blyth and Raymond MacDougall are supporting youngsters with the new club.

Head teacher Kate Couttie says the project can only boost pupils' skills.

She said: "I am really excited about it.

"I think the club has inspired a lot of pupils and it will help their literacy skills."