Read all about it - Flanshaw youngsters launch own newspaper

Flanshaw J&I children create a half termly school magazine called the Peacock Press. They need money to help with the costs so they need businesses to sponsor it.
Flanshaw J&I children create a half termly school magazine called the Peacock Press. They need money to help with the costs so they need businesses to sponsor it.
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Roving reporters at Flanshaw Junior, Infant and Nursery School are looking for a business to sponsor their school magazine.

The 12 young journalists, in years two to six, meet weekly to write articles about school and local community news for the Peacock Press, named after Wakefield’s Peacock estate.

The magazine is published every half term and reaches almost 400 homes.

Caroline Butterworth, deputy head, said: “The magazine aims to encourage children to read for purpose and pleasure and write for an audience.

“It is something the budding reporters really enjoy and helps them develop their writing.

“As well as school and community news stories it also includes competitions, jokes and letters to the editor.

“We would like to request that some local businesses would either sponsor our magazine or place an advert in it.

“The money will be used to pay for printing costs, run more competitions and buy prizes to encourage more children to read our magazine.”

The school sells the Peacock Press to pupils and the community for 75p a copy.

Advertising in the magazine will cost £10 per edition or the school would like one business to be their sponsor and donate around £100.

They would then have their business logo on every edition on the front page.

Anyone interested should contact Caroline Butterworth on 01924 303645.