I'm never trusting my school again regarding this. I put my name down for a charter nearly 6 weeks ago, to get me work experience at the Irish News. It's taken them this long to tell me they might not hear back from them until a few weeks before I'm due to do the work experience.
I know I should have just done it myself from the beginning, but still: my school is full of lazy teachers! It's not exactly hard or time-consuming!
I'm now heading down to my local paper to beg them for a placement. Argh. I should have done this from the beginnning.