Cub reporters at West Earlham Junior School are making headlines of their own

Journalists in Norwich should look out after Earlham primary school children created a magazine and sold 120 copies.

Pupils from year four, five and six at West Earlham Junior School put together their own magazine after a visit to Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press offices for some professional advice.

In April the eager reporters visited the newspaper HQ in on Rouen Road in Norwich, following EDP editor Peter Waters and Norwich Evening News editor Tim Williams into meetings to learn about how the newspapers are put together in preparation for their own publication.

John Biddle, Year six teacher, said: 'We have a focus in our school and that is 'raising standards in writing', so getting the children to write something that people will actually see and read was the perfect way to improve their ability and give their writing a purpose.'

The pupils were given specific roles including editor, sub-editor, photographer, interviewers and writers. The children interviewed local authors and an MP, and within seven weeks the magazine was published, and sold in local shops as well as at the fete.

Mr Biddle said the magazine was his favourite project of the year, and hopes to publish a copy every term in the future.

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