Students make headlines

The Mangawhai Beach School journalism team from left: Ethan Hayes, photographer; Will Heron, cartoonist; Katie Adams, writer; Ella Kraft, writer/editor; Ruby Judson, writer/editor; Sophie Lawson, writer/games; Alcia Moir, writer; Liv Brown, writer/editor;

A team of bright young future journalists are bringing the latest school news to the community through the Mangawhai Beach School Extra magazine.

The first issue of the Mangawhai Beach School Extra was published in March and the team will continue to produce one each month, as part of an extension writing project.

Student editor, Liv Brown, says she is enjoying being involved with the journalism team.

“I love writing and want to be a journalist when I grow up. It is great that our journalist team has full control over our magazine. It is lots of fun and really challenging to get it all done by the deadline too.”

Teacher-in-charge, Cate Campbell, says the magazine will be emailed to students and families.

“Some of our talented year seven and eight writers had the idea to create a magazine, so I have been supporting them to create this. It is completely student written and edited, and I just meet with them once a week during lunchtime to check they are all on track.”

The next issue will include tips for what to do in the school holidays, a run down on Intermediate Camp, a report on a recent trip to a marae, and an upcoming community art project plus many more stories. 

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