Outwrite’s Anthony and Stacey put their media skills to the test when they featured on the lead stories on the ITV Wales 6pm and 10pm news.

The ITV team, led by broadcast journalist Rob Shelley, came to the Bullick household to discuss how the cost of sending children back to school affects families in Wales.

With the new school term fast-approaching, many parents find the price of sending their children back to school expensive, with the average cost £186 per child.

Rob asked Anthony and Stacey about their experience of buying back-to-school essentials for their sons, Brandon, 11, and Harrison,three.

He also interviewed Brandon, who explained how much he has needed for his big step up to high school with brand new uniform, stationery and PE kit.

Harrison, who starts school in September 2017, was on hand to give Rob a lesson in parallel parking.

Speaking about the interview, Anthony said: “It was brilliant to have the opportunity to be the other side of the news camera.

“The whole family had a lot of fun and the overall feature was very well covered by ITV Wales.”

Stacey said: “I have to admit I was nervous at first but Rob did a fantastic job of settling everyone’s nerves.

“Speaking to other parents, it’s clear that we are not the only family to think the cost of sending children back to school is too much. I hope stories such as these covered by the media creates action to help bring the cost down.”