Students make the headlines

Year 12 Caistor Grammar student Martha Kent and Year 9 student Charlie Maxson with Teacher of English Richard Davey working on the Caistor Focus Newspaper.  (Lin) EMN-150619-135413001
Year 12 Caistor Grammar student Martha Kent and Year 9 student Charlie Maxson with Teacher of English Richard Davey working on the Caistor Focus Newspaper. (Lin) EMN-150619-135413001

Budding journalists have been making the headlines at Caistor Grammar School.

Newspaper Day saw 40 students from across the school working on the latest edition of the award-winning Caistor Focus.

Having turned their 
classroom into a newsroom, the day started with only a handful of story ideas in the morning, but finished with a completed newspaper.

And this latest edition is packed with stories from across the recent term.

Year 12 student Martha Kent said: “I am thrilled to be writing the front page of Caistor Focus on the mock election.

“It takes a lot of hard work and is quite stressful, but it’s great to be working together with the younger years and we’ll hopefully get a good 
final result.”

The newspaper is distributed to all students at the school and will eventually be posted in electronic form on the school’s website.

In 2012 and 2013, the newspaper won the prize for Best Newspaper at the Shine School Media Awards and last year reached the finals of the competition, to be highly commended.

This year, the venture has been expanded further to include a podcast.

This features full interviews and extra details from some of the featured stories and can be found on the school website at www.caistorgrammar.com.