Budding journalists at De Aston School have recently experienced what it is like to produce a newspaper within a day.
The 27 students, from Years 7 to 13, worked together to compile the 16-page annual school newspaper, ‘The De Aston Voice’, with a helping hand from lecturers and students from Lincoln University’s School of Journalism.
Meetings were held before the day to discuss story ideas and interviews were conducted.
On the day itself the library was set out like a newsroom and a press conference was held with the headteacher, Ellenor Beighton.
Joint Sixth Form editors Rebecca Garbutt and Finola Head worked alongside Tim Greenfield, Senior Journalism Lecturer at the university, to recap the stories, come up with some new ideas and ensure the team met their deadlines.
“It was a very hectic but rewarding day for everyone involved,” said Caroline Hobson, PR, Marketing & Communications Officer for the school, who organised the event.
“The team really pulled together and should be very proud of the finished product.”