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YJA meets Kathryn Hughes

YJA meets Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes spent twenty years of her academic career researching the Victorians, before realizing that she didn’t know what it felt like to be a Victorian. She knew the facts, the dates and the statistics. She was able to analyse the political uprisings of the Chartists and assess Britain foreign policy, but unsure what it would feel […]

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Classic Reviews: Citizen Kane (1941)

Classic Reviews: Citizen Kane (1941)

Considered by many as the greatest film of all time – what is all the fuss about with Citizen Kane? It’s fair to say that the fuss is justified. Orson Welles – with unparalleled creative license – creates a superb picture as director, co-writer and lead actor in the heat of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The […]

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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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YJA meets author of international bestseller

YJA meets author of international bestseller

Amongst the hubbub and activity of the Newark Book Festival, I met and interviewed Natasha Pulley, author of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. She was scheduled to make an appearance in order to promote her new novel, The Bedlam Stacks, which was released earlier in the week. I was working as a […]

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YJA meets thriller writer Tim Utton

YJA meets thriller writer Tim Utton

This month, I met thriller writer Tim Utton at Newark Book Festival. I managed to grab him for a quick interview before he appeared on a panel with fellow authors Stephen Booth and Gareth Baker. Utton, who writes under the pseudonym T.M. Logan, launched his debut novel, Lies, a contemporary psychological thriller, in January 2017 […]

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6 Weeks of Summer!

6 Weeks of Summer!

We decided to let everyone know what we would be up to over the Summer holidays

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Newark Book Festival: Ellen Lavelle meets author Matt Haig

Newark Book Festival: Ellen Lavelle meets author Matt Haig

On Saturday 15th July, I met Matt Haig, author of the hugely successful Reasons to Stay Alive, as he toured with his new novel How to Stop Time.

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Radio Play: ‘Twin Troubles’

Radio Play: ‘Twin Troubles’

If you are a member of a Young Journalist team you may have produced a radio play. (If not, it is where you write a script based on anything you want, edit it, then record it!) The Year 6 YJA team at Burgh School took on the challenge to produce one. I was part of […]

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Celebs and their Surprising Secrets

Celebs and their Surprising Secrets

Celebrities have never been more in the public eye and it seems there is an endless supply of celeb stories online.

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School Gets Arty

School Gets Arty

Here at Millfield, we’re really big on the Arts; we have our own Art Councillors and a club running for an hour after school every Thursday. This Arts Club has been running for a very long time! Mrs Thompson has been working her socks off trying to get a piece of art for us to […]