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TAKING THE RAP – LIVING WITH AUTISM

TAKING THE RAP – LIVING WITH AUTISM

At an early age, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, which is a social and communicative learning difficulty affecting 1 in 100 people in the UK. This single-handedly changed my life…… for the better. There is no cure for my condition, and my parents were told I would never have any relationships, friendships nor receive […]

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My YJA Year

My YJA Year

Hi this is Amira from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy’s YJA team. Before my time at junior school comes to a close, I thought I’d reflect on my experiences in the Young Journalist Academy. Over the past year, our 20-strong team of journalists has written some amazing articles – just put Heighington in the search box […]

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Arsenal Sign Alexandre Lacazette for £46.5m

Arsenal Sign Alexandre Lacazette for £46.5m

The Frenchman, Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal on July the 5th for a club record signing. His price tag was £46.5m. The 26-year-old was signed from Lyon, a French League team. He scored a total of 100 goals and made 203 appearances for his ex-club. He arrives at Arsenal with a five-year contract deal. An emotional […]

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Can major sports stars get carried away by playing other sports? IMO #16

Can major sports stars get carried away by playing other sports? IMO #16

I’m Will from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, I am a keen journalist and sports fan, that is why I’m re-launching my sport-based series of articles called IMO (standing for ‘in my opinion’).  I will add to this series once a month, so you can always look forward to some new sports articles arriving at the YJA website!   […]

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YJA’s Kobe in the Spotlight

YJA’s Kobe in the Spotlight

Now in his final year at Priory LSST, Kobe Tong has proved a remarkable ambassador for The Young Journalist Academy. I first met him some five years ago when he was a Year 8 applying for admission into the school’s first-ever YJA team. During that first interview, whilst he came across a shade on the […]

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Useless Christmas presents?

Useless Christmas presents?

Believe it or not, by Boxing Day people were returning their unwanted (and often useless) Christmas presents, It’s often overlooked that the whole point of Christmas is remembering the birth of Jesus, however, we all admit we love all the presents and the joy of giving and the happiness. Sadly, on the other hand, eBay […]

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Will Robots Replace our Teachers?

Will Robots Replace our Teachers?

As most of you already know, robots could potentially replace human jobs altogether. Once robots get more advanced, they could even mark your homework! This advancement means teacher robots could one day run our classes and totally replace your school’s teaching staff! According to a recent BBC report, ‘artificial intelligence has become an increasingly big […]

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Scam spending spree

Scam spending spree

Lately, many people from all over the world have been signing up for a ‘free trial’ but have been ending being charged by scammers. The scammers have been persuading Internet buyers to sign up for a ‘free’ trial of a variety of items, only to find 30-days later they are being charged around £80. Quite […]

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YJA meets prize winning writer

YJA meets prize winning writer

I first met Jessie Burton in July 2014. For Jessie, the evening was one stop of many, on a tour that would take her from being an unknown PA and jobbing actress, secretly writing her first novel, to an internationally bestselling, prize-winning author. For me, that evening was a break from the hospital ward. My […]

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YJA meets Frances Fyfield

YJA meets Frances Fyfield

I’m sitting with Frances Fyfield in a room under The Collection Museum in Lincoln. Above us, in the museum’s biggest exhibition room, hang fifty-five paintings, some taken from Fyfield’s flat in London, others from her seaside home in Deal. Frances writes crime fiction – her latest novel came out in paperback last week – but […]

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