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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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SATs – the big test

SATs – the big test

We know it seems like ages ago but recently a huge number of Year 6s finished their SATs and what a relief it was for them and their hard-working teachers! Over a 4-day period, Years 2 and 6 pupils across the country took their Standard Assessment Tests (but you might know them as SATs). The […]

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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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School Supports Adventure Activities

School Supports Adventure Activities

A while back, the Guardian newspaper published an article about the importance of school trips by starting off with: ‘Life is full of challenges and we owe it to our children to equip them with the skills to recognise risks, assess them sensibly and react positively’. Well, one Lincolnshire school really knows all about this! […]

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YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

The county of Lincolnshire was once known as Bomber County because in WW2 its flat terrain was peppered with airfields. Over the last 70 years, nearly all these sites have returned to farmland or have been built on, but in recent times one organisation has worked tirelessly to ensure that the bravery of the airmen and […]

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Millfield first out the blocks

Millfield first out the blocks

Young Journalists from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy were first ‘out the blocks’ this term. The YJA front page is currently peppered with their great articles, ranging from the plight of rugby player Leigh Halfpenny to Jamie Oliver’s campaign to get us consuming less sugar. Interestingly, the 12 strong team is dominated by males – contradicting the popular […]

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North Somercotes Primary News: Ep01

North Somercotes Primary News: Ep01

http://youngjournalistacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/slugs-final-edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download For one day only, North Somercotes Primary School was converted into a buzzing media hub. A team from The Young Journalist Academy worked with Year 4 & 5 pupils to give them a taste of what life as a journalist is like. Working to strict deadlines, the five […]

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North Somercotes Primary News: Ep02

North Somercotes Primary News: Ep02

http://youngjournalistacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/meercats-final-edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download For one day only, North Somercotes Primary School was converted into a buzzing media hub. A team from The Young Journalist Academy worked with Year 4 & 5 pupils to give them a taste of what life as a journalist is like. Working to strict deadlines, the five […]

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North Somercotes Primary News: Ep03

North Somercotes Primary News: Ep03

  For one day only, North Somercotes Primary School was converted into a buzzing media hub. A team from The Young Journalist Academy worked with Year 4 & 5 pupils to give them a taste of what life as a journalist is like. Working to strict deadlines, the five media teams had web reports to […]

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North Somercotes Primary News: Ep04

North Somercotes Primary News: Ep04

http://youngjournalistacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/sharks-final-edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download     For one day only, North Somercotes Primary School was converted into a buzzing media hub. A team from The Young Journalist Academy worked with Year 4 & 5 pupils to give them a taste of what life as a journalist is like. Working to strict deadlines, […]