Two sisters from Falmouth have made national news headlines this morning (Friday, June 11) after being chosen by the BBC to report on the G7 Summit for Newsround.
Sisters Poppy and Lavender, who attend Truro High School for Girls, were watched by millions when their pre-filmed report aired today.
At around 7.53am, the girls could be seen on the beach in front of Carbis Bay Hotel, giving a run down of who will be attending the G7 Summit, what world leaders will be discussing at the meeting and, arguably most importantly of all – the things Cornwall is most famous for.
With Cornish cream teas, pasties and our beaches and coastline topping the list, it’s safe to say the girls did the county proud.
And they’re said to be incredibly proud to have reported on such an important event, too.
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The opportunity came to them when the sisters, who have family connections in New Zealand, contacted the news team at New Zealand television network TVNZ to see if they would be interested in having the girls film a ‘roving reporter’ style feature on their phones.
The news team there was so impressed by the girls’ ambition that they passed on their details to some inside contacts from BBC Newsround.
Poppy and Lavender then spoke via Zoom to Newsround producer Martin Dougan, who was equally as impressed by their passion and confidence, that he decided to make their report into a major feature.
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If you missed the sisters’ report this morning, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer here.
It starts around 4:45 into the video.