Shine news

The Shine prize of a Masterclass is ‘an amazing opportunity’

Every summer at the Shine School Media Awards, our prizes include Masterclasses for exceptional students. Last year was no exception – and because of logistics, sometimes these special days occur a few months after the prize is awarded.

A couple of weeks ago we covered Hillary Hanslin’s prize day, today we are focusing on Neelkantha Mukherjee’s Masterclass with Dr Simon Heffer and Dr Glenda Cooper.

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Young mind: Shine winner Alex Mortimer inspires a new generation

At the Shine Awards 2021, the recipient of the Terry Mansfield MBE Award for Tomorrow’s Talent was Alex Mortimer from Ibstock Place School, who won for her magazine ‘Young Minds’ which focussed on mental health.

This year, we invited Alex to return and address the ceremony and give out this year’s award.

Alex’s speech was inspiring and moving in equal measure. Read what she said…

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Sir Nicholas Coleridge’s speech at the Shine Awards 2022

At this year’s Shine Awards, it was thrilling for the audience to hear from Sir Nicholas Coleridge, former Editorial Director and President of the Conde Nast media empire.

Sir Nicholas told the attendees about his amazing career and how he believes it should be a government requirement for every school to have its own magazine – which is where he began his interest in media as a teenager.

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Shine 2022 – the winners

Congratulations to everyone who came along to the Shine School Media Awards 2022 yesterday. We had an incredible celebration of tomorrow’s talent from across the UK – and beyond.

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Ask the Expert – Podcasts with Luke Chapman

Today we’re continuing series two of Ask the Experts, our video podcasts where Shine alumni have the opportunity to put their questions to some of the fantastic people we have in our address book.

Our next episode is on Podcasts, hosted by Luke Chapman from Young Writers.

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