Top accolade for young Isle reporters

Savvy students from the Isle of Axholme have scooped themselves a top award!

News hounds from The Axholme Academy beat others from across the country to win First News Secondary School Newspaper of the Year Award 2014.

Author Anthony Horowitz was one of the judges. He said: “This is a bright, confident newspaper from a busy, successful school. I was struck by its fantastic range of subjects – French spelling, flamenco, fire fighting, cancer support and anti-bullying. Dare I say - Axcellent?”

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Axholme Academy principal Joe Sellars said: “To win this national award and receive such amazing feedback from an eminent author like Anthony Horowitz is very special. Over a number of years our student journalists supported by Andrea Cox and Lincoln University have produced excellent school newspapers that reflect the enormous number of opportunities our students are able to take advantage of. These are distributed across our community and via our website. Congratulations to everyone concerned.”

First News editors described the school paper as a ‘wonderful publication’, adding: “It looks so professional and is very well written.”