Students put pen to paper for their first school magazine

Students staff and governors at Ryburn Valley High School with their new magazine.
Students staff and governors at Ryburn Valley High School with their new magazine.
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MEDIA-savvy students have put pen to paper to produce their first school magazine.

Pupils at Ryburn Valley High School have been working on the magazine since the beginning of the school year.

The glossy A4 magazine has been written by students, for students. “That’s so Ryburn” is packed with pages of film reviews, advice about starting at University, stories and tips for finding a new hobby. There are also puzzles, interviews and travel features.

More than 25 students from Year’s 9 to 13 have been involved .

The magazine has been handed to every student at the school and governors, staff and pupils were welcomed to their launch event.

Teacher and the magazine’s co-ordinator, Lisa Hollaway said: “It came about to boost literacy in school and to give the students more of a voice.

“We host a weekly meeting and draft the ideas before the students hand them work over for it to be checked and proof-read.”

The launch event led to great feedback from their proud supporters.

“There was really positive feedback and lots of teachers said it looked hugely professional and commented on how many students got involved, even some they would not expect to have done so.”

Their next edition will come out after the Easter Holidays.