Helen Porte of
Huxlow School's English Department gives some advice:
- Try to get the someone from the local newspaper to come and talk to teachers and students who are interested.
- Get a team of volunteers together.
Ask a teacher to help all students in the school to write for the newspaper if they wish (perhaps have a box for articles in the library).
- Take advantage of everyone in the local area - they seem to be keen to help out schools (interviews, prizes, sponsorship...).
- If printing costs are too high, put the paper on the internet (the school ICT technician schould help).
- Set realistic targets - try and produce one paper per term.
- Invite a range of people to talk/be interviewed.
- Write and call book publishers and record companies as they will probably send free stuff to review.
- Write as much as you can about the school - plays, trips, achievements, building changes, sports etc.