Sky News presenter for the day

Takeover Challenge


Lamech, 10, is a First News reader who is very serious about the news. He dreams of becoming a newsreader when he grows up.

Upon arrival at the Sky News studios, Lamech yelled: “Look at how many cameras there are!” It was pretty clear from the very beginning that this young reader was up for the Takeover Challenge.

Sky News makes a daily bulletin for us, which you can watch every day, here, on First News Live! Lamech’s job was to help produce the bulletin with Sky News’ Claire Bridge and to be the newsreader for it.

Watch Lamech’s news bulletin here.

Now it’s over to you!
Talk to an adult and set up your own Takeover Challenge in the next few weeks. Perhaps you could be head teacher for the day? Work at your local football club, radio station or newspaper? Maybe you could get a job at your local theatre or local authority?

Film your experiences for First News Live!, ask your teacher to register and upload it here for us, and we’ll show your video here. Using a smart phone or tablet to film is fine – remember to hold it sideways so what you film is the same shape as a screen. Good luck with your challenge!

Share these videos with someone whose job you want for the day – and see if they’ll let you take charge for the day.

Watch more Takeover challenges on First News.

The Children’s Commissioner Takeover Challenge
What would you do if you could take over any job for the day? The Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge puts young people in charge of a wide range of adult jobs. It helps adults listen to children and young people’s opinions and to make important decisions – it’s time your voices were heard!

Last year, 44,000 of you took part in the Takeover Challenge, with more organisations than ever before opening their doors to young people. But can 2016’s Takeover Challenge be even bigger? Well, that’s up to you!

The Takeover Challenge starts on Friday 18 November, so be sure to head to to get involved. What job will you do? Watch out, adults, because the kids are coming. And they mean business!

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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sarawalter · 7 years ago

OMG SIC Love this kid!!!!!!! So sweet! Love Sky News

theswagboy · 7 years ago

Wow can I join

sangn08 · 7 years ago

That boy looks like a pro already ??

mathsisfun · 7 years ago

I really wanted that job. Me sad now :,<( :<( :(

kawaii101 · 7 years ago

OMG!! The boy is so sweet! I want to have a go! The boy is already as awesome as any sky news presenter!!!!!!! #Skynews

itsscarlet · 4 years ago

How can you enter?

nottheoxd · 4 years ago

He looks so professional 👍👏 lol

katkid10 · 4 years ago

That is so cool! I would love to do that!

rhubarbf · 3 years ago

Wow, that looks so cool. Who wouldn't want to do that?

yen7 · 3 years ago

We doo be vibin' do

gurlgmzhi7 · 3 years ago

Wow lol ok ok ok! 👌🆗👍👎👍🙆‍♀️🙆‍♂️🙆

g0l3d · 2 years ago

i loved it amazing so cool i wish i could of done somthing like that

mistywater · 2 years ago

This is so cool!

pokemonbob · 2 years ago


winnerteam · 1 year ago

This is like for confident and brave people!