Pupils' newspaper hits headlines

CHILDREN at Barkway First School have been awarded a certificate of distinction after their participation in a national newspaper writing competition. Year 3 and 4 pupils researched and produced a newspaper called The Barkway Bugle, for The Guardian s New

CHILDREN at Barkway First School have been awarded a certificate of distinction after their participation in a national newspaper writing competition.

Year 3 and 4 pupils researched and produced a newspaper called The Barkway Bugle, for The Guardian's Newsday 2008 competition.

Head teacher Jenny Heinzelmann said: "We chose to do ours with a historical theme.

"We researched the Victorian era and tried to get everything in, including art and sport.


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"It was fun for the children, and they also learned plenty about our history."

The youngsters also won a Cambridgeshire Young Person's History Award (CYPHA) for their newspaper.

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The awards, which are presented annually by the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, aim to support and encourage the study of the county's history by young people.

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