Lesson plan

Key Shine dates

Launch of Shine 2021
September 2020

Judging of the 2021 awards
May 2021

Shine 2021
June 2021

Free lesson plan download

Enter your email address

Writing newspaper articles

One way of creating a school media project is a short series of lessons with challenges, homework and a series of responses where students can work in teams. 

These rewarding projects can be pulled together relatively swiftly and groups can create a set of articles where two or three groups are eventually combined to deliver a magazine, or single groups produce a short piece of work such as a pilot podcast.

Your students’ projects will then almost certainly be eligible for Shine and next year’s awards scheme.

Shine has a series of lesson plans for teachers to download here, for free. All we ask is for your email address so we can keep in touch.

This plan is specifically about writing newspaper articles and has been prepared by the team from Young Writers.

Latest Tweets

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jul 20
The team at @BromsSchool, who won the Shine award for Best Magazine in this year's competition, have written an article talking about how they created their winning entry. It's on the Shine blog, here >>> https://t.co/weH0Di25Tf https://t.co/HsorCCBGLS

Sevenoaks SciTech @SevenoaksSciTec - Jul 20
RT @SevenoaksSciTec: We are delighted that the first issue of Sevenoaks' Catalyst Magazine has been awarded a Rising Star 2020 award at the…

Denstone College @DenstoneCollege - Jul 20
RT @DenstoneCollege: Another great issue of #TheBubble magazine is now available to read, pupils have worked incredibly hard to put togethe…