Angel Road Junior School’s newspaper is a hot off the press success

Angel Road school paper. Photo: Submitted

Angel Road school paper. Photo: Submitted - Credit: Submitted

Budding young reporters have taken the helm of their junior school's very own paper.

The first edition of Angel Road Junior School's newspaper, Angel News, came out last week.

The paper is entirely produced by children at the school in their group called the Press Gang.

The education correspondent for the Evening News, Martin George, visited the school in May to share some useful tips gained during his time as a journalist, and to help the children with the organising and producing the publication.

The style of the newspaper was clearly set out from the start, with the newspaper editors choosing not to feature any politics as, after some debate, it was deemed 'too boring' to earn a coveted place in the paper.

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Instead, the content will revolve around intriguing headlines, photos of activities and animals, quirky and interesting articles.

The first edition came out with various articles, ranging from Egyptian myths, to the scoop of the year: the Press Gang getting to meet the new teachers who will start at Angel Road School in August, and they then reported this back to their fellow pupils

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The newspaper is the result of the dedication of Vicky Lubbock, the school's year-three leader.

'They are just children who are interested in writing, some of them might want to become journalists when they grow up, but originally we just wanted to give them a purpose and an audience for whom to write, as usually they just write for teachers,' she said.

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