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Schoolgirl becomes sports journalist for the day
A schoolgirl has enjoyed a taste of the Sky life after getting the chance to become a television presenter as work experience.
Hana Ismail, 12, who used to live in Ilkley, spent a day with the Sky Sports News team and got a close-up view of life in front of and behind the cameras at the studios, after being chosen as part of a national competition.
She spent the day with presenter Clare Tomlinson as part of npower’s What’s Your Goal? campaign, and learnt a variety of skills including reading from an autocue and speaking live to camera.
Her skills were then put to the test when she was asked to write her own link segment and present it to camera during a live advertisement break.
“I have had an amazing time spending the day with Sky Sports’ Clare Tomlinson. I was able to get a real insight into her role and learn exactly what it takes to be a successful TV presenter,” Hana said. “I didn’t realise there were so many behind the scenes roles.
“The highlight of my day was being on set alongside Clare and reading my own segment link live to camera during an ad break. Spending the day with Clare has been a brilliant experience and lots of fun too.
“npower’s What’s Your Goal? has been a real once-in-a-lifetime experience and I am so glad that I entered and won.”
Miss Tomlinson is one of the 11 Dream Team mentors, who also include Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, Sir John Madejski, chairman of Reading FC, Malky Mackay, manager of Cardiff City FC, and Sasa Ihringova, the Football League’s most senior female referee, as part of the What’s Your Goal? campaign, which was launched in January to inspire young people across the UK to help launch their future careers.
“It was a real pleasure to spend the day with Hana and show her just what it takes to be a successful TV presenter and all that comes with working within the media industry,” Miss Tomlinson said.
“I have been really impressed with Hana’s determination, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.
“She really proved she has just what it takes to be a TV presenter during her winner’s challenge, and I hope that I’ve been able to inspire her to follow her dreams to become a TV presenter.”