Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

School Newshounds Become the Villagers' Eyes and Ears

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

School Newshounds Become the Villagers' Eyes and Ears

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Young journalists at a North school have become the talk of the village with their school newspaper.

The children at Belford First School, in Northumberland, produce their newspaper three times a year and sell it around the village as well as in the school.

The newspaper features contributions from around 75 children, who write about village matters as well as things happening in school.

And sections from the school publication are also being included in a village newsletter to bring the children's work to a wider audience.

Headteacher Julian Tyley said: "We produce a newspaper every term and it is the Year Four children who produce it.

"We have a different set of editors, reporters and photographers and the children can't wait to get involved with the paper.

"The paper includes news from all around the village and we sell 100 copies each term, both to parents with children at the school and also to people in the village. That makes it open to a wider audience. …

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