Five Hampton boys reached the final of The Young Reporter awards scheme, with two boys winning their categories.

The entrants were required to produce eight articles over a period of eight months on subjects of their choice. This year’s awards were hosted by Newsquest, with an array of highly successful journalists in attendance.

The two winners were Toby Tolson in the Best Event category and Henry Sheen, who won the Best Interview category for his piece on Hampton Prep School Deputy Head, Mr Dean Richards.

Hampton also had three runners-up, Lower Sixth boys James Dowden and Alfie Watkins in the Best Interview and Best Event categories. Fourth Year Tom Holland was a runner-up in the Best Photograph category.

Speaking about the scheme Toby said:

It was a great opportunity to explore the world of journalism; investigating stories, interviewing and producing the finished article and photo to a deadline.

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