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school newspaper- ideas

Discussion in 'Primary' started by amy9999, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. I want to start a new newspaper club--where the children are in charge of and make their own newspaper maybe once every term (short term). I was wondering if anybody out there has any ideas on how to get started or suggestions on what to do/not to do to maek the club a success.
    Thank you in advance!
  2. If you send me your email address, I can send you some of the articles that my newspaper club have written. You might have to wait a week or two though, as I'm about to go on a KS2 residential followed by the holidays!!

    My club has 14 Year 4 and 5s. We produce one paper every long term and try to keep the articles about school life so that they are not just re-hashing news stories that they have found online. So sports results, school events, 'agony aunt' etc... They always want a games page too and I always feel sorry for teachers who are trying to get work done after school, as there are a LOT of teacher interviews!!

    We generally spend the first session making a list of possible articles and looking at First News, Espresso newsbites, Newsround, etc. Then I usually just let them get on with it, with the list as a prompt.

    One tip: for the first paper, we had a designated editor. Bit of a mistake as she went a bit power mad! I've found a collaborative club has worked best - everyone has a go at taking photos, making wordsearches, blah blah, but they all understand that not every piece will make 'the final cut'.

    Good luck!
  3. thanks thisisbanane....it all sounds good just what i wanted to do actually. A few examples would be fantastic!
    Thank you :)

  4. Hi, I know this was posted a while ago but if you're still doing this, would you possibly be able to send me a copy to look at please? I really want to go ahead with this and your ideas sound perfect for what I want.


    Thanks in advance.

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