Clavering Primary School newspaper launch

PUBLISHED: 16:10 08 February 2012 | UPDATED: 15:52 09 February 2012

The Class 5 newspaper team

The Class 5 newspaper team


CLAVERING Primary School has launched a school newspaper written completely by Year 5 pupils.

During a journalistic writing project, pupils listened to a talk by a former journalist about how to produce a newspaper and learnt how to write a news report.

They applied their journalistic writing skills learnt in school and worked together in editorial teams to interview sources and put together the stories.

Class teacher Sarah Rudkin said: “The whole class loved this project and were so enthusiastic that everyone took on a role. They took to the job with such relish that, guided ably by their editor-in-chief, Bethan Miles, the newspaper came together very quickly and amazingly efficiently.”

Titled ‘Clavering’s Got News For You’, the four-page A4 newspaper is filled with recent school news including Christmas plays, the design of a school Friendship Garden and even an interview with headteacher Rosalind Allsop.

The newspaper team included an editor, deputy editors, reporters, sports editors, picture editors and even puzzle and joke editors.

Editor Bethan, from Class 5, said “Everyone pitched in and the journalists got some good stories. Everyone worked together really well and that’s why this newspaper has turned out so brilliantly.”

After the success of the project, Class 5 plans to produce a second issue before the end of the school year.

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