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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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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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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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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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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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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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Producing your very own Radio Play

Producing your very own Radio Play

A radio play is a play on the radio, so you hear the people instead of seeing them; this means you can concentrate on the play instead of focusing on the acting. Making a radio play can be very time consuming but it is a great thing to do if you like writing (plays or […]

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