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Issued: October 22, 2015

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Davenant Foundation School Sixth Form students launch newspaper
Davenant Foundation School Sixth Form students have launched the first edition of their own newspaper, ‘Dav I Got News For You’.

The newspaper, written by Sixth Form students for Sixth Form students and their parents, is currently funded by two local businesses, Daniel Mitchell, Bespoke Jewellery and The Florist Loughton Ltd.

The publication highlights recent news from students and articles to provoke current and social debate, as well as sporting results, light entertainment, school notices and Davenant-based crosswords and quizzes.

Weekly editorial meetings with a team of 11 students led by Year 13 student Tim Adams took place over six weeks.

The initial eight-page colour edition leads with a Sixth Form trip to Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust in South Africa followed by thought-provoking debate on the Refugee crisis, an insight into the role of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service and topical rugby and FIFA articles.

A total of 700 copies were distributed by the school electronically to Key Stage 4 and 5 parents, and many handed out to Sixth Form students.

The newspaper will be produced half-termly with the Christmas edition already underway.

Tim Adams said: “I want to be a journalist so I was keen to get involved with this project. It is a great way for students to get a feel of how a paper is put together. Hopefully this will be the start of a legacy which will continue for years and become bigger and better - maybe 16 pages by next summer!”

Head of Sixth Form Kate Fisher said: “It’s a great opportunity for budding journalists, photographers and all students who are interested in print and design to get involved.

"It aims to encourage integration with the whole of the Sixth Form and to provide students with a voice to highlight issues that interest them”.

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