A new competition inviting students to express their views through letters to the editor has been launched by the Courier.
A cash prize of £100 in Woolshops vouchers is up for grabs for the best entry, to be published on a special letters page before the end of the summer term.
Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby is the latest to sign up to the competition – which can be entered both individually or collectively as a class.
Lisa Holloway, one of the school’s English teachers, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Ryburn’s students to stand up and have a say about things happening in their local community. Lots of our students have different interests and views so it would be a worthwhile experience for them to express these formally.”
Year 8 pupils Maia Worthington and Callum Bruce said: “This is a great chance to highlight issues or praise things/people in our community. We don’t get the chance to express our views often – it’s normally the adults who do that, especially in a newspaper! As young people, we have chance to make a difference.”
Entries for the Letters to the Editor competition should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18. Please put Letters Competition in the subject box.