Mellor Community Primary School

Mellor Journalists

Meet the Team


Reports to Governors 22/23

Spring Term 22/23 - Mellor Journalists Update

The Mellor Mercury Team have had a very proactive and productive half term. Our new members have hit the ground running in terms of producing content and honing their craft. We hope to incorporate elements of studying current, contemporary news articles into our weekly meetings in order to further identify and practice journalistic techniques.

Our new suggestions box has helped us explore other areas of journalism for future editions of the paper, such as movie reviews and more sports-related pieces.

We have displayed new posters around the school advertising some of the articles from the most recent editions, and are hoping to include copies of current articles in the assembly hall to be perused by the pupils during lunchtimes. We plan to include audio features to articles in the next edition on DB, allowing more children to access the content.

Attempts have been made to include more articles that are related to the work that the many Mellor Pupil Voice groups have been doing, such as promoting projects from the Creative Council, Eco-Council and the School Council.

We are excited about what new features the Mellor Mercury can offer to the school in the next few months.

Autumn 22/23 Mellor Journalists Update

We are the Mellor Mercury Journalists. Having spent time settling back in and welcoming new members to the team, we are proud to have recently produced and released our first issue of the Mellor Mercury of this academic year. We plan to recruit several more members in the coming weeks.

Our more senior members have been fantastic in helping the new members with the technical aspects of the role. We have published articles that we feel are of relevance and interest to the pupils of the school. These include an interview with Amy W about Zoology, advice on how to stay safe during Halloween, and an insight into the work that our Digital Leaders do at Mellor.

In the next few weeks, we plan to install a suggestion box next to our Mellor Mercury display, where pupils from the school can give us feedback into what types of stories they would like to hear more about.

Reports to Governors 21/22

Summer 21/22 - Mellor Journalists Update

This term, we have thought of ways to advertise our school newspaper so that more children want to read it regularly. We have decided to use some of our afterschool club time to regularly update our Library display and plan to create posters to promote the paper throughout the school.  We all now have our very own laptops to use at home when writing our articles. We have also been practicing using Microsoft Office to write and share our work to be edited.  We will continue to write a range of interesting articles to suit the whole school and have begun choosing our own stories based on what we are interested in or curious about. 

Spring 21/22 - Mellor Journalists Update

This term, we have enjoyed developing our abilities as journalists. We now have dedicated time during an after-school club to discuss, write and edit our work. As Mellor Mercury journalists, we have worked very hard on making sure we are creating exciting and accurate articles.
We have been interviewing staff and students for our stories to learn more about them and what they do. This was a bit nerve wracking but also interesting to learn more about the focus of the interview. We also have several plans to interview different pupil groups in school for future articles. Another focus of ours has been experimenting with our language choices, so that the younger children can better understand what they are reading. This has meant that we have had to be more creative with our writing and practise evaluating our work. As journalists, we have needed to carry out thorough research to ensure that our stories are interesting and informative, especially when writing about local or global news and events such as the COP26 summit and World Art Day.

Autumn 21/22 - Mellor Journalists Update

We are the Mellor Mercury Journalists and we have been working really hard to get ready for the first issue of the Mellor Mercury.
We have spent time discussing what news stories would be interesting for other children to read and which ones would be important to teach others about. Some of us have written about Mellor news, like what is happening with the badgers, while others have written about local or international news, such as telling everyone about Rocket Round Leicester or teaching people about what is happening in Afghanistan.
We have learnt how to structure our news stories and how to interview someone. Some of our articles needed a lot of research before we could write them and some needed to be edited. Learning these skills has been really useful because it means that we now feel confident in our new role as journalists.

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