Liljana Brain (left), Patrick Mullan, Zoe Schmidt and Kayla Sylvester writing their reports for the school newsletter.
Liljana Brain (left), Patrick Mullan, Zoe Schmidt and Kayla Sylvester writing their reports for the school newsletter. TREVOR VEALE

Students publish own newsletter

IF YOU ask a select group of 16 talented kids from Sandy Beach Public what they want to do when they grow up then you are assured of an answer.

Without any hesitation they all answer the same thing.

They all want to be professional writers.

The school is giving the kids who have all demonstrated a flair for writing and literacy an early head start in their career through the formation of a new student editorial team for the school newsletter.

The group will be trying out there reporting and creative writing skills in a new section of the newsletter.

Set up by the assistant primary support teacher, Chris Browne, the group will be writing reports and fun articles in the school newsletter as a way of increasing their literacy skills and learning how to write for an audience.

“It is about empowering kids to understand and report on their own school community,” Mr Browne said.

“It is an enrichment and extension program and helps them blossom as reporters and writers.” Patrick Mullan is one of the students on the writing team.

He said he was very excited to start writing for the school news-letter although he was nervous when he had to complete his initial writing assessment.



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