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WELL DONE: Northwood pupils recognised in national journalism competition 

 Published on: 8th August 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Budding journalists from a school in Northwood have been recognised as part national journalism competition for schools.

Pupils from St Martin’s school were awarded Runner Up positions as part of the First News School Newspaper of the Year competition.

Both newspapers, The Pulse and The Spark, sharing news from Northwood created by the pupils, were awarded this title with hundreds of schools across the country entering.

Linda Flynn, an English teacher who recently left to the school to focus on her writing praised the pupils.

She said: “When I introduced the idea to my Year 6 and Year 8 classes, it was great to see their enthusiasm. When I was a student I wrote theatre reviews for my university and a local newspaper, but I also sought some guidance from a friend who was a journalist on a national paper. 

“The boys worked with tremendous enthusiasm and dedication on their newspapers. In the lessons, they shared and generated new ideas, which they followed through into articles that they researched and wrote, often in their own time. It was good to see them working rapidly, independently and collaboratively. 

“They took tremendous pride in the finished product. A couple of boys told me that they enjoyed the experience so much they would like to become a journalist, so hopefully receiving this certificate will help them to the first rung of their ambition.”

Picture credit St Martin’s School

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