About

The Young Journalist Academy is a programme established in 2008 designed to encourage young people to engage with news and current affairs by creating their own School Newsroom, media literacy projects and working across school departments.

This is a fantastic opportunity that offers pupils, schools and community groups the chance to gain national recognition for the ability to create quality broadcast material in partnership with CfBT Education Trust and c1 media.

We are proud to have many supporters including the The Royal Albert Hall, The Guardian, WaterAid, Teenage Cancer Trust, Historic Royal Palaces amongst others.

This opportunity enables schools to work with industry trained broadcast journalists and other professionals to train students and staff in all aspects of broadcast journalism. These include writing, producing, filming and recording.

The Editors of YJA have established newsrooms at the following  schools:

Secondary schools

Boston High School – Boston
Carre’s Grammar School – Sleaford
Cherry Willingham Community School – Lincoln (2008 to 2012)
Kesteven & Sleaford High Selective Academy– Sleaford
North Kesteven School – Lincoln
Priory Academy LSST – Lincoln
Priory Witham Academy – Lincoln
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy – Lincoln (2008 – 2011)
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar – Alford
St Hugh’s – Grantham
Trent Valley Academy – Gainsborough
Walton Girls’ High School – Grantham

Primary schools

Bourne Primary School – Bourne
Horncastle Primary School – Horncastle
The Meadows Primary School – Lincoln
Millfield Primary Academy – Heighington
Monks Abbey Primary School – Lincoln
Nettleham C of E Junior School – Lincoln (2011 to 2012)
St Andrew’s Primary – Woodhall Spa (2010 to 2012)
St Peter and St Paul’s C of E Primary School – Burgh Le Marsh
Tealby Primary School – Market Rasen
Willoughton Primary School – Gainsborough
Contact details are:
Editorial enquiries – theeditors@lyja.co.uk
Managing Editor Sam Atkins – sam@c1media.co.uk
Programme Manager Rob Pitman – robert.pitman@cfbt.com