The newsroom at Caistor Yarborough Academy was buzzing as students and year five pupils from the primary school, working alongside journalist advisors from the University of Lincoln, created the sixth edition of the award winning newspaper ‘The Eagle’.
The project was open to students from all year groups and those who expressed an interest were selected to take part.
All the primary pupils arrived armed with research and information and were guided by the students to write up their stories, creating five pages within the 16-page tabloid in a day, which was printed at Mortons in Horncastle .
And there was also the opportunity to interview headteacher Jeremy Newnham press conference style, giving the students an insight into how journalists might gather information.
“This year we have had some excellent stories created by all the young people involved,” said Jeni Lowe, Community Co-ordinator at Caistor Yarborough.
“It has been great to see what inspired the primary and to see the CYA students guiding them.
“The newspaper day always carries a great sense of achievement as students work hard to meet the tight deadline.
“Everyone involved should be very pleased with contributions as many parents, friends and local businesses will see their hard work in print.”
Copies of the paper will be available soon; contact Jeni Lowe on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01472 851383