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The Next Batch of Young Journalists are Hatched

Faye provides the scoop on the Young Journalist Academy's new intake...

The brand spanking new journalism team are in and ready for some literary action! They formed earlier this year with much enthusiasm. Armed with notebooks and pens, they are all ready to go; inspired and greeted by members of past teams, together they will join forces to report on the juicy news of today and tomorrow. Get ready for another fantastic year!

Formed on the 5th December, the new Young Journalist Academy team consists of ten fiery, enthusiastic Year 8 students. These lively souls are: Faye, Rowen, Maddy, Savannah, Amy, Chloe, Maddie, Jacob, Tom and Chet. All are raring to go so you had better bring them some news!

Rowen explained her views on this exciting experience: “I think this a great opportunity for young enthusiastic teenagers to get involved in, doing something for themselves and for others too.”

After beginning her first week with YJA, Maddie told us, “I have enjoyed meeting the Year 9s who joined the team last year; they have given me lots of tips and ideas for my article and I can’t wait until the next meeting.”

Ellen, a Sixth Form member of YJA, recently interviewed Simon Armitage at Lincoln Cathedral. She has also visited The Royal Albert Hall where she interviewed twenty people in one day!  As well as this extraordinary achievement, she has also interviewed many authors at the local Waterstones book shop, which is a great accomplishment.  You can tell from her beautiful articles that by attending the YJA she has progressed extremely well and is now writing extremely exciting and interesting features. She is even going to university to pursue Creative Writing!

The Young Journalist Academy has been running at the Priory Academy LSST for four years and is yet to disappoint the lucky students who were selected for this amazing opportunity. Many students are hoping that this fantastic workshop will continue to run for years to come, and hopefully many other fortunate students will get involved.

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Faye, Year 8