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Free lesson plan download: ‘Writing Newspaper Articles’

We want to make setting up a school newspaper or magazine as easy as possible and believe that once a framework and tools are given to students, they will be inspired to run with it. The school as well as the students stand to benefit from this initiative, as a strong magazine indicates a strong sense of community, and a strong school ethos.

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Shine hits the road

We held our first Shine Roadshow event on 4th November, which was kindly hosted by George Barrett at Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton who won Best Newspaper in 2019 for their first publication, created from scratch by pupils using Microsoft Publisher and a lot of creative talent.

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The Shine 2019 deadline is getting close…

As the April entry deadline approaches, the Shine team are thinking of you and know you are busy busy.

  • Could this be the first time you have heard about the Shine competition?
  • Do you have a school publication or a website?

If so – this is the perfect opportunity for all budding journalists and reporters and pupils working towards a career in print, publishing and graphic design. The Shine competition could change your students’ lives!

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Half term encouragement!

We often find that the Spring half term is a pivotal time for our competition entrants. Ideas have been formulated, plans made but sometimes things can fall by the wayside, particularly with the demands of everyday life.

This post comes as encouragement to press ahead.

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New Year, a new resolution…

Happy New Year! I hope the holiday refreshed you all for the new term and an exciting 2019.

Our New Year’s resolution here at Shine is to make our competition categories and the entry form more inclusive, clear and user-friendly this year. With this in mind I’m excited to announce that we’ve have re-defined the following categories:

  • Best Design and Layout has been re-named Best Print and Design
  • Best Feature has changed to Best Stand-Alone Piece
  • Best Business Strategy has changed to Best Marketing Strategy

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Dec 19
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