Shine news

Shine 2020 and Covid-19

In view of the strong possibility that schools may be closed in the near future for at least a few weeks, I understand that entering the Shine competition may not be top of your priorities. However, during these exceptional circumstances we will be accepting all entries as pdf files, even if they are unfinished.

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Starting 2020 as we mean to go on!

The start of a new year is the classic time to look forward and make resolutions on how to improve our lives for the future. With the benefit of hindsight we can learn from mistakes and put initiatives into place that will make our future performance that notch better than before.

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Happy Christmas from Shine

This is not the time of year to be badgering you about getting your entries ready for the Shine competition – we’re all on our knees crawling towards the sherry bottle / mince pies / chocs in this last week before Christmas!

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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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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 20
We understand that entering the Shine competition may not be top of your priorities. However, during these exceptional circumstances we will be accepting all entries as pdf files, even if they are unfinished >>> https://t.co/f7U1aHrA3W

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 20
Spring update from the Shine School Media Awards: if your school creates a newspaper, magazine, website or podcast, enter our competition to win a range of great prizes >>> https://t.co/kztbWh9jH3 #UKEdChat https://t.co/zcOzCnRw57

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Feb 20
Could your school create a project eligible for this year's Shine Awards? Yes! We're supplying a set of lesson plans on our website helping teachers and setting your students up for the future. Find out more >>> https://t.co/aFlYpyPFHt #ShineSMA20 #UKEdChat https://t.co/UXIqyXqZGg