Primary 5 will be taking part in this year’s The Press and Journal Junior Journalist competition.

Every second, news is being created and transmitted to us on paper, by radio, television and, of course, the internet and it can be quite daunting to try to keep up with everything.  Therefore, we can use a well edited product such as the newspaper, to bring timely information into the classroom.

Put simply, the children have to design their very own newspaper front page.  

Today during our writing lesson we agreed to narrow down the criteria.  Children must write about something happening now or something that has happened, in order to keep it factual and true. This can be about any news that is local, national or international.  The front page must contain a number or items including a masthead, a headline, a main story, a picture, a caption, a byline, and a teaser.  The finished entry shall be A3 is size.

The prize fund is worth £3000 with £1000 going towards the school and the rest of the money shared between second and third place runners up.  In addition, winning schools will be offered the chance to have their winning entry professionally made-up and framed by P&J staff.