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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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Can the school magazine survive the social media age?

The Autumn Term is here and as we launch the new season of Shine, we’re really delighted to be featured in The Spectator.

Shine Chair Alison Strachan (among other luminaries) spoke to journalist Katherine Whitbourn about school magazines and the Shine competition.

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