Our student journalists have been recognised for their outstanding commitment and brilliant writing throughout this academic year, with The Heathfield Vine making not only the shortlist for the National Shine School Media Awards, as it did last year, but being invited among the most highly commended entries to attend the final Awards Ceremony in London on 1 July.
This prestigious competition draws entries from some of the most selective and privileged schools in the country.
‘It is a testament to the superb quality of our team that they have been invited to the Awards this year,’
said Ms Savage, who supervises the online newspaper.
Four of our journalists will accompany Ms Savage to the Awards’ Ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in London, including the current editor Louisa Dollimore and her deputy Abs Epstein, as well as the editor-in-waiting Georgina Sharma. The students will be given the opportunity to participate in a professional workshop with national journalists.
The final winners of the Awards will be announced in the afternoon, with a range of exciting prizes on offer – from journalism training sessions on national publications, to cash prizes from a fund of £4,000.
The latest issue of The Heathfield Vine has just been published, including a superb exclusive with a Labour politician discussing the hostile climate women face in modern politics and a range of other thought-provoking pieces, covering the plight of refugees, the perils of social media and the importance of bees, among other things.
There is also a strong focus on the environment and in particular on the looming climate crisis that demands urgent action from us all.
We hope you enjoy it! Any student wishing to write for The Vine is welcome to come along on Monday lunchtimes to Room 13, or to email their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org