Published on May 21, 2013
The News Academy newspaper clubs are an enriching and memorable extra curriculum activity which can take place at lunchtimes or as an after school club. Our team of journalists help pupils set up their own newsroom within the school, providing them with all the equipment they need to do their “jobs”.
Taking on the different roles within a news room, it gives students a sense of the world of work, the importance of deadlines, team work and pride in their finished product. By running a school newsroom within a professional setting, our team promote real life skills such as decision making, communication, interview skills, self-confidence and leadership.
The News Academy’s unique digital publishing website enables pupils to create their own school newspaper. Pupils can write articles of different sizes, write their headlines, upload their photographs, design their pages and then publish their newspaper. The students have a choice of different page designs to choose from. The schools can also provide logins for other pupils so they can use the system for fun homework projects such as writing a news report on life during roman times!
Promoting enterprise within schools
The newspaper clubs can also encourage enterprise and entrepreneurialism if the students want to sell their newspapers to raise funds for their class or the school