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School newspaper turns to the New Journal for ideas

17 June, 2019 — By Helen Chapman

Maria Fidelis released their first issue of the school newspaper last year

A SCHOOL newspaper club in Euston turned to the New Journal for inspiration this week.

Year 10 students at Maria Fidelis Secondary School meet every Tuesday lunchtime but are struggling to juggle time reporting for the paper with studying for their GCSEs.

Caesara Gill, who runs the newspaper club, said: “The club is in its second year running.

We are looking for students this year in other year groups who want to get involved so we can keep it going. At the moment we are preparing to print a second edition.”

The first issue of the Maria Fidelis Chronicle, released last year in July, covered issues including exam stress and the new school building in Drummond Crescent that students moved into in September.

Ms Gill added: “I started the school newspaper to give students the opportunity to write about any issues they were passionate about. It’s become a space for them to discuss current affairs, topics of personal interest and school news and students really enjoy their time working with each other.”

Shamsideen Karajdallah, a Year 10 student, said: “I think it is a good opportunity to talk about subjects that I think are important but aren’t publicised enough like climate change and the environment.”

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