Shine news

Ask the Expert is back!

This week we are celebrating more of our invaluable ‘Ask the Expert’ videos, which we hope will give you some ideas and advice on different aspects of journalism and the industries linked to publishing.

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Unlocking the Shine vaults…

Today we announce our very own *drum roll* Shine School Media Awards Archive!

Here you will find a record of all our past winning entries over the past eleven years. We hope this wonderful resource will demystify what constitutes a winner for those teachers new to Shine, as well as being a record for posterity. If your school has won or been highly commended in years past, those entries will be there.

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Happy new year from all at Shine!

The gates are down and I hope 2022 is off to a good start for you all after the slog that was 2021. I expect your students are giddy with inspiration and creativity after their Christmas hols (yeah right!, I hear you say), but to help any teachers out there who are struggling to motivate their students or who want get a Shine entry together but have limited time available, this month we will be focusing on our multimedia and podcast categories.

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Festive motivation

If you are new to the competition and have not yet decided whether you will enter, the most important thing to do now is to get your team motivated to create. At last week’s teachers’ forum one of the strongest messages from Alan and Rosie, teachers with 7 and 1 years’ Shine experience respectively, was that once they opened the gates, the inspiration for content came rushing in.

Students already have their ideas and agendas and giving them the opportunity to communicate those ideas on a platform of their own creation is magical.

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All about our first Teachers’ Forum

Our first Shine Teachers’ Forum via zoom took place last week and was a great success. The idea was to host a really useful meeting which offered loads of encouragement and advice to teachers new to running a student publication. Teachers Rosie and Alan, along with Anneliese, Shine event manager, hosted 9 teachers new to Shine from across the UK.

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You may be feeling inspired to get your students involved with Shine, but wonder: how relevant your demographic of pupils is to this sort of competition? The answer is: they all are! Find out more >>>