Budding reporters on awards shortlist

A team of budding reporters will find out if they’ve won a national competition on Monday.

The youngsters from the Duchess’s Community High School were shortlisted in three categories for the Shine 2013 School Media Awards for the Alnwickist, which is published inside the Northumberland Gazette.

The Duchess’s school has been shortlisted in three separate categories: best newspaper; best feature article and best overall editorial content; and is one of 30 in the country to make it to the finals.

The team which created last December’s issue of the publication will now go to London on Monday, to see if they have won any of their categories.

The entries will be judged by a 14-strong team from the media industry.

The pupils will be accompanied by English and media teacher Lotty Thompson.