Young Person’s Guide to Journalism

In May, as part of our Be Curious Weekend, we ran a one-day workshop for members aged 12+, introducing young writers to the exciting and evolving world of journalism. In a practical and fun workshop, participants thought like journalists, discovered different jobs in the journalistic world, analysed the news and worked on basic writing, reporting, [...]

2019-06-18T12:05:15+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential, Young Reporters|Tags: , |

Suffragette Walking Tour by Kerensa L. (Aged 8)

Following on from Emma's blog about her mock trial as the Suffragette Mary Richardson at the Royal Courts of Justice, Young Reporter Kerensa shares with us an article she wrote when she was 8 about following a Suffragette Walking trail in London. The trail was based on walking tours discovered online (The Suffragette issue of [...]

2019-05-21T19:41:42+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Reviews and Visits, Young Reporters|Tags: , |

Suffragette Mock Trial by Emma H. (Aged 10)

I recently attended a Mock Trial at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. They run school workshops but we went as a home education group. The workshop is to introduce children to the basics of law and how a Trial works. This Trial was about the Suffragettes who were women in the early 1900s [...]

Gut Microorganisms – Are You Feeding the Yeast Monster? by Luca W. (Aged 11)

Have You Got a Stomach Ache or Other Gut Related Symptoms? It might be due to micro-organisms in your gut called yeast - not the same as the ones in bread but they love eating sugar which means pretty much any sugar you eat including the ones in carbohydrates. They all feed the yeast and [...]

2019-04-24T08:55:17+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Young Reporters|Tags: , , |

The Romanian Master of Mathematics Competition 2019 by Tommy Walker Mackay (Aged 16)

In February 2019 I represented the UK at the Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM), an international competition held annually in Bucharest, Romania. In this report I describe the process of being selected for the competition and my experience of the competition itself. I also talk about the UK Maths Trust, the organisation that organises and [...]

Football’s Legal Dilemma: The Emiliano Sala Case – by Benjamin S. (Aged 10)

On the 21st January 2019, a footballer who cost Cardiff City, a team in the Premier League, £15 million, tragically died in a plane crash over The Channel, the sea between England and France. Emiliano Sala was on his way to Cardiff to start his career in the Welsh city in a private plane with [...]

Badger and the Great Glasses Vault – by Luca W. (Aged 11)

Introduction Hi, my stories are based on a wood with woodland creatures living in it but no ordinary animals here, as you will soon find out!  Please see more on my website: Meet the Animals Hazel:  Animal: a squirrel obviously! Description: Hazel is the main character. She is easily scared and [...]

2019-03-19T14:38:59+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Fiction, Focus on Potential, Young Reporters|Tags: , |

Review of The Hound of The Baskervilles by Adam R.H. (Aged 9)

A play by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for the Peepolykus, by Bersted Arts The Alexandra Theatre in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, Saturday 9 February 2019 This whodunit is about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusty assistant, Dr. Watson, as they investigate the death of Sir Charles Baskerville in Dartmoor. The story was [...]

2019-03-05T15:50:54+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Reviews and Visits, Young Reporters|Tags: , |

How to Stand Up to Your Head Teacher by Lola P. (Aged 6)

Do you think that your school has got their discipline right? Lola, aged 6, reflects on the "Triple Rs" in her school. At school they have a system of triple “Rs”: Red, Reflections and Reminders. When you do something very naughty, or something by accident and the teacher does not believe you, you are afraid [...]

The Globe Theatre by Benjamin S. (aged 10)

In January 2019, I started the year off with some history by visiting "The Globe", a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s theatre! It is on the south bank of the River Thames in London. We went by train and got off at St. Paul’s on the Central line. We walked across the Millennium Bridge to [...]

2019-03-05T12:25:10+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Reviews and Visits, Young Reporters|Tags: , , |
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