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Young school journalists get published

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A joint project between the website Bristol24-7 and a team of student reporters at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School has produced a series of features offering a ‘kids-eye view’ of Bristol attractions, written by students themselves. These places, events and activities are all Bristol highlights aimed at entertaining whole families and our cub reporters followed a strict brief: to hold the fun they offer up to serious teenage scrutiny.


The project aims both to build both top-notch writing skills and instil confidence in students. Each of those taking part has had advice on writing for websites, coaching on how to conduct phone interviews, as well as assistance with editing to a tight brief and producing copy to a deadline.


Chris Brown, Bristol24-7 editor, said: “I am delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to young people interested in what can be an exhilarating profession. Huge credit is due to everyone on the editorial team whose hard work is, I hope, appreciated by all who read their work over the next few weeks.

 

Our student reporters on the web

 

The articles, which run weekly until the end of this month, can be viewed on the Bristol24-7 website.

 

Here are the direct links to the first two:

 

Rowena's piece on the Gromit Unleashed trail

http://www.bristol247.com/2013/09/30/read-all-about-it-bristol-children-making-the-news-headlines-47039/

 

Lucy's view on the Bristol Aquarium 

http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/07/read-all-about-it-enchanted-by-beauty-of-bristol-aquarium-29338/