Shine news

Staying on topic

The Autumn Term is zinging along – hello October! What was once a blank canvas is getting filled in. So it can be with your students’ media project. But first… coffee… then… where to begin?

We’ve seen a recent trend in entries which focus on documenting the everyday life of a school. Topics such as exam stress or peer pressure have begun to become more pertinent now the drama of the pandemic has faded leaving day to day experiences front and centre.

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Shine prizewinners tell their story: Jacob’s day at PrintWeek

Every year the Shine Awards gives out not just certificates but prizes of experience within industry; a unique opportunity for students across the UK to take advantage of the amazing sponsors and supporters of the Awards.

I was thrilled to read the account of Jacob, who was Highly Commended in this summer’s awards, and wrote to us about his day of work experience at PrintWeek magazine.

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Putting your team together

It’s such a busy time of year settling into the new term… but now’s the perfect moment to start building a project with a target of entering the Shine School Media Awards next spring.

A school magazine or newspaper will bring new classmates together and foster teamwork – as well as generating a wealth of projects across the timetable. It’s a great potential mix: writers, artists, designers, podcasters and the leaders who the team will gravitate towards.

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Here comes Shine 2024…

Welcome back to the Autumn Term!

It feels like we’re all in a new class this September, me included. Today I am taking my first meeting as Chair of the Shine School Media Awards and I have those first-day-back butterflies. Hopefully many of you will know me from my involvement over the last few years and I’m really looking forward to talking to (and encouraging!) teachers and students this year.

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Shine’s February update

The aim of the Shine competition is to encourage and reward communication skills, and this year’s designated topic is…

‘Freedom of speech’

Any form of media with a message can be entered into this category, whether it be a broadcast, a feature, a cartoon or photograph

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What Shine is all about in a nutshell

After the student testimonials and teachers’ we’ve written about over the past few weeks, this seemed like a good moment to precis just why Shine is a great initiative for your school to get involved with.

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