By Thayne Jackson
The Journalism II class at Cactus Canyon took a trip to Neverland on Christmas Eve to help replace the Neverland News Team that mysteriously disappeared the previous day.
When the students stepped off the magic airplane that took them to Neverland, they were greeted by the crew of Lost Boys and NNT CEO Peter Pan. After a short meeting, the group got straight to work creating a TV broadcast covering of the news of the day.
They wrote stories of growing problems on the island, including a lack of belief in fairies that is causing people to fall from the sky and the evolution of pirate fashion.
“It was a great group exercise,” said Journalism teacher Jason Davis. “It really proved to be a challenge, but I knew that my J2 kids could handle it.”
The team came together and consisted of a mix of Journalism students and Lost Boys. Peter Pan was the main anchor with Captain Hook as the field reporter.
“I despise working with those wretched kids,” said Captain Hook. “But I have to do it if I want to be caught up on the latest pirate fashion.”
The first show reported on the disappearance of the last news crew. The lost boys covered the map of the island while hook was at the alleged vanishing point of the team.
“Everyone worked excellent,” said Peter Pan. “Even that old cod fish Hook didn’t do too bad.”
“My favorite parts were the pirate fashion segments,” Morgan Christensen said. I especially liked Fairy Say What? and Yo Ho Ho, It’s a Pirate’s Closet For Me.”
The J2 students were able to travel back to Cactus Canyon at the end of the day as the original news team was discovered in a closet at Tinkerbell’s house. The team said it was playing hide and seek, but no one came to tell them the game was over.
“It was a very fun time in Neverland,” said Jason Davis. “We definitely will be back to see how are swashbuckling friends are doing with their news.”
Editor’s note: This story is entirely made up. Nothing in it actually happened and no one was actually interviewed. All information, quotes, and, in some cases, people, are completely fake. We hope you enjoyed reading and got a good laugh.