Young reporters are hitting the headlines
Newshounds from a Chichester school are hitting the headlines, after they were challenged to write an article for Chichester District Council's magazine, 'initiatives'.
Year 11 media students at Chichester High School for Boys had to write and design an article which focused on helping to keep people fit and healthy - with the best one featuring in the magazine.
The project was part of their GCSE coursework, which included researching and presenting their ideas to a panel of three and then writing and designing their article.
Elliot Jackson's article was chosen due to its high standard and creativity.
"The pupils came up with some really creative ideas and articles, but Elliot's was the one that stood out," says Jo Losack, Youth Engagement Officer at Chichester District Council.
"We hope that our readers find his article as interesting as we did. Hopefully, we'll see Elliot's name in print again soon!"
The pupils have also been given the chance to see how the magazine is pulled together - from start to finish.
Elliot Jackson, winner of the competition, is pleased to see his article in print, "I would like to work in the media or design industry and so this has been a brilliant opportunity to see how I can use my skills in the future."
Emma Nichols, the teacher who organised the project, says: "This has been a wonderful opportunity for the students. They have been able to see how their media skills can be used in the workplace and what they need to work towards if they wish to pursue a media-related career."
The article appears in the summer issue of initiatives, which will be distributed this week.
Date: 18 June 2012