Pupils get to grips with the news
PUPILS from an Ipswich school turned the classroom into a newsroom and made front page news of their own – literally.Budding Chantry High news hounds enjoyed taking part in Well Read Day, a reader development project organised by The Evening Star.
By Amanda Cresswell
PUPILS from an Ipswich school turned the classroom into a newsroom and made front page news of their own.
Budding Chantry High news- hounds enjoyed taking part in Well Read Day, a reader development project organised by the Evening Star.
The youngsters from year eight were put into groups for the day and took on roles to create their own newspapers.
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They had to include everything from news stories to entertainment and adverts, with ideas gleaned from the Star.
The youngsters also had to react to a breaking news story which changed throughout the day.
- 1 Man in 20s dies in collision between lorry and pedestrian on A14
- 2 See inside beautiful stately home near Ipswich - for one day only
- 3 'My life is on hold' – Ipswich man's plea for life-changing surgery
- 4 Did you enjoy a night out at Splitz Bar in 2002?
- 5 Van's roof torn off as it gets stuck under Suffolk bridge
- 6 'Kind and caring' friend of the football community dies
- 7 Historic Waterfront church to be new Ipswich music venue
- 8 Ipswich Town transfer rumours: Blues linked with goalkeeper and coaching move for former loanee
- 9 Risk of thundery showers this evening, say forecasters
- 10 New Ipswich fine food store is back - and smoked eels prove a hit
English teacher Jimmy Green, said it was the third year the school has been involved and youngsters have been really enthusiastic.
Hadley Box, 13, who played reporter for the day, said: "It was really good fun.
"It taught us how to produce a paper, how to work in a group and get on with people. We had to be in certain places at a certain time, and had to write a front page."
Janice Kent, from the Evening Star, responsible for Young Reader Development, said: "It is an exciting community based project which helps literary skills."