Students ‘Shine’ at newspaper awards

Proudly showing the winning paper are, left, Max McCulloch, James Smith, Emily Brown and Jacky Robson, Editor in Chief.
Proudly showing the winning paper are, left, Max McCulloch, James Smith, Emily Brown and Jacky Robson, Editor in Chief.

For the second year running, Caistor Grammar School’s ‘Caistor Focus’ has been named Best Newspaper at the Shine School Media Awards.

Representatives from the newspaper team attended the ceremony in London presented by Daily Mail political columnist Simon Heffer and Louise Court, Editor of Cosmopolitan.

“It was a fabulous day with photos being taken in every 
famous place with editions of the winning newspaper,” said student Emily Brown.

The prize for winning their category, sponsored by the Newspaper Society, is £1,000, a chance to attend a workshop at the Times Education Supplement and a Quark Xpress 9 system.

Simon Heffer praised the standard of entries, saying that those who had taken part in the awards had shown they had potential to consider a career in journalism, whether in print or by grasping the new opportunities online.