Audrey Tinline, a journalist with the BBC World Service and BBC School Report, spoke to Hampton boys from across several year groups about her background and career in journalism.
After starting in local newspapers and local radio, Audrey took posts in Hong Kong and Singapore before joining the World Service where she currently works with the Business Unit.
Many of the boys attending the Talk! are taking part in the Young Reporters Scheme with a local newspaper, and they took the opportunity to discuss their stories and ask for advice.
Audrey was keen to get across to the budding Hampton journalists that writing as a young person offers many advantages:
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Young people have a unique perspective on society which is rarely heard in the mainstream media. I encourage the boys to report on subjects that they find personally interesting and to persevere – the more they write, the better they will become.