Hold the front page, 630 times;TES Newspaper Day '98

6th March 1998 at 00:00
Hundreds of pupils and students will be donning the modern equivalent of green eyeshades next Wednesday and Thursday to produce their own front page in The TES Newspaper Day competition, now in its 10th year.

The event is more popular than ever, with more than 630 entries, 30 from overseas. The challenge is to produce a real paper in a day to sell to pupils on their way home.

This year, budding reporters will be able to access the TES website which they can use like a press agency. They will find news from other schools in the UK and around the world from which they can compile a column of human interest stories.

Brian Robinson, from Tees Valley Educational Computing Centre, which organises the competition, is enthusiastic about this new venture. Last year a school in Chile actually reported a small earthquake, but by the time the news arrived it was five days old. This year, should the ground move gain, the item could be reprinted instantly Prizes of either an Apple Macintosh Performa or an Acorn Risc PC are being provided by Xemplar Education.

ITN journalist Dermot Murnaghan is to be this year's interviewee and Cherie Booth QC has agreed to present the prizes on June 1 in the House of Commons.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today