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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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The YJA interview: Rare artifacts unearthed

The YJA interview: Rare artifacts unearthed

Archaeological excavations taking place close to a YJA school have unearthed historically significant burial grounds, Roman buildings and countless tools and other artifacts. Construction work is well underway at the site of the new rail bridge just a few miles from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy. Alongside the workers, a small army of historians have been […]

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Who should be winning Wimbledon- Federer or Cilic? IMO #17

Who should be winning Wimbledon- Federer or Cilic? IMO #17

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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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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Snapchat Map Warning

Snapchat Map Warning

158 million people in the world are using Snapchat so it’s hugely popular but, following a recent update, schools have been contacting parents about its possible dangers. Apparently, the new update can reveal your location thereby placing children at risk. The Snap Map was launched on the 21st of June and lets random people browse […]

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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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Special Award for Hero Lorry Driver

Special Award for Hero Lorry Driver

The Royal Humane Society is to present a lorry driver with an award for his actions in saving the life of a van driver who suffered a stroke whilst driving down the A47, near Norfolk. This man still had his foot on the accelerator, when his head fell onto the steering wheel of his van. […]

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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 […]

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