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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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TES winners workshop 2019

In July, finalists from the Shine School Media Awards enjoyed their moment of glory at Stationers’ Hall, with each team or individual claiming its gong from any of a number of categories. On September 20th, the winners of Kingsbridge Community College, Ermysted’s Grammar School and Draper Academy claimed the second part of their prizes with a masterclass day at TES.

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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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Shine 2019: the winners

After a fantastic awards day at Stationers’ Hall yesterday, we’re proud to announce the Winners and Highly Commended students at the Shine School Media Awards 2019.

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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