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Best Feature Article runner-up Benedetta Benzoni tells her Shine story

At our Shine awards day this summer, runner up in the Best Feature Article category was awarded to Benedetta Benzoni from George Heriot’s School.

Her prize was a masterclass with the legendary Daily Telegraph journalist and long-time friend of the Shine School Media Awards, Dr Simon Heffer.

Here Benedetta tells her story.

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You’re never too young to start!

Budding journalists, designers, photographers, illustrators, editors, reviewers, entrepreneurs, sports fanatics, and… well, just about anyone can help to put a school magazine together!

It just takes teamwork and a room to meet and get creative.

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Our Journalist of the Year tells his Shine story

At our Shine awards day this summer, Best Feature Article and our Journalist of the Year was awarded to George Thornicroft from Altrincham Grammar School.

Part of his prize was a masterclass with the legendary Daily Telegraph journalist and long-time friend of the Shine School Media Awards, Dr Simon Heffer.

Here George tells his story.

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Don’t forget the prizes!

The creation of a school newspaper or magazine can help to build so many important skills for the future.

Teamwork, literacy, design and leadership skills amongst others are all necessary to successfully put a coherent publication together.

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Curriculum and creativity

It feels like autumn has got into full swing and I hope everyone has got their teeth into the new term.

Some of you may be wondering how a school magazine can fit into your already bursting schedules, and with a new exam-based curriculum, we understand these issues.

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