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Young Journalist of the Year competition

posted 5 Aug 2013, 08:33 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 08:33 ]
Back in October, 4 of our pupils embarked on a journey to become 'Young Journalist of the Year' for the newsgroup in charge of local publications, such as 'News Shopper'. They were in competition with several schools in London and the South East, and despite tough high quality entries from several schools including those in the selective sector, one of the categories to date (judging continues) has been won by our year 12 pupil Georgina Tewogbade. Her article ('The Rise of the Youth') was judged as 'Most Page Impressions' winner - meaning of those entered, it had received the most hits on the internet news site - at an impressive 300,000 readers! She has also been entered for a second award - which if won, would recognise her article'Has Justice Really Been Served?' as overcoming personal adversity to report the news. This story is about a friend of hers, who was tragically killed in Welling recently - and the attached photograph is of the funeral flowers at his service. It is a very thoughtful and touching piece, which questions how much is being done to prevent knife crime amongst the youth of today. In addition, she and two of the other pupils who entered - Haaris Navid and Nadia Adusei-Boateng - are also up for the best article, best photograph and 'quirkiest' award - amongst others - as well as the overall accolade of Young Journalist 2012-13 - so well done to all, and good luck! Watch this space for more news as it comes in... Thank you to those who have supported this, without the continued support of parents and colleagues in school - this external competition wouldn't have gone ahead! If anyone wants to have a shot at becoming a journalist for 8 months - I hope to be running this competition again next year, so keep your eyes open in school for news on this! All the best to my 3 remaining pupils!

Ms Croucher