Heritage’s first School Magazine Club launched this term and has been a great success. Led by Sylvia Carr Clebsch – a writer, editor and journalist and a Heritage parent, the Club consisted of ten Juniors and five Seniors, meeting weekly throughout the term.
Sylvia said ‘‘It was really exciting to work together to create the concept of what we thought a Heritage magazine should be. I was impressed by how well the children were able to follow instructions for assignments, accept feedback, and work independently. I was also impressed by the pride they took in their work and their investment in it.’
They focused on writing poems and stories (fiction and memoir) and short news articles about school activities. In addition, the children drew their own illustrations, and took their own artistic photos. (They used staff photos for the activities section.) Every child in the club contributed something for the first publication; and many took key roles behind the scenes with the typing and lay out.
Together they’ve created a 28-page full-colour magazine, the theme of which is ‘Autumn.’ It will be sold for £3 (which can be added to your school bill) and available from Tuesday 11th December in the playground before and after school and at the Christmas Concert and Nativity. Alternatively, you can email Sylvia Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org to order your copy direct!