Pupils acting as newshounds for a community magazine

15th December 2022

Pupils from Bridekirk/Dovenby School are now training and acting as newshounds for a community magazine that started just six months ago thanks to a grant from the Tallentire Wind Farm Fund through CCF.
Village Post is delivered free six times a year to every household in the villages of Bridekirk, Dovenby, Gilcrux and Tallentire.

But the festive edition is extra special since it features two pages full of stories, graphics and pictures from the Year 6 editorial team.

Pupils have been training in interviewing, writing, editing and creating graphics. They have written stories on a wide range of topics including school trips, reading achievements by a visually impaired pupil and updates on the school’s sensory garden.

Head teacher Julia Fish is thrilled with the partnership between school and magazine.

Editor Marjory Thompson said: “In just six months of Village Post we have seen a huge increase in community links within the four villages. People are planning events and making contact with each other to set up interest groups. Having the school involved is a complete win-win. We get fresh, interesting stories from a young person’s angle and the pupils learn new skills.”